Podcast: Snowflake, from The Folktale Project

Dan Scholz reads a Slavonic folk tale about a childless couple who find joy and happiness in a snow child that comes alive

Once upon a time there lived a peasant called Ivan, and he had a wife whose name was Marie. They would have been quite happy except for one thing: they had no children to play with, and as they were now old people they did not find that watching the children of their neighbours at all made up to them for having one of their own.

One winter, which nobody living will ever forget, the snow lay so deep that it came up to the knees of even the tallest man. When it had all fallen, and the sun...

Listen to the story here.

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