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"The Thanksgiving of the Wazir"

“The Thanksgiving of the Wazir”

A Punjabi Tale

Collected in Andrew Lang’s The Olive Fairy Book

Once upon a time there lived in Hindustan two kings whose countries bordered upon each other; but, as they were rivals in wealth and power, and one was a Hindu rajah and the other a Mohammedan bâdshah, they were not good friends at all. 1,344 more words

Literature

THE THANKSGIVING OF THE WAZIR

Short story from “The Olive Fairy Book” Edited by Andrew Lang.

THE THANKSGIVING OF THE WAZIR

Once upon a time there lived in Hindustan two kings whose countries bordered upon each other; but, as they were rivals in wealth and power, and one was a Hindu rajah and the other a Mohammedan bâdshah, they were not good friends at all. 1,350 more words

Inspiration/Thoughts

An Analysis of Fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien

I picked up J R R Tolkien’s Tree and Leaf on a whim. It was a small book. I thought I could breeze through it on a lazy afternoon with some coffee. 482 more words

Books

Special Collections Visiting Scholars - Lang and the Works of Tolkien

Sharin Schroeder spent two weeks in our reading room in July as part of the 2014 Visiting Scholarship Programme. In this fascinating blog post, she explains how studying our Andrew Lang collection helped her research into his influence on J. 793 more words

Rare Book Collection

Lallie Red Cap. Part One.

“Must you wear that?”
“This?” Lallie flipped glossy curls, a gesture that did not disturb her red cap, no bill. The simple half-circle displayed solidarity with a conservative viewpoint, a giveaway from a rally she attended to annoy her liberal parents. 963 more words

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