“The Little Thief:

The Magpie and the Necklace”

2020.11.06, by Anatolij
Filed under Literature, Short Story

I and our little ones are having a fantastic time reading some of the tales in Scudder’s Book of Legends. One of our favourites is entitled “The Little Thief”. We have the little book, a hardcovered little volume published in 1900, and distributed to students of the Los Angeles Unified School District. It must have been of great nostalgic value to the owner, to have kept it for well over a hundred years. There’s still a bookmark in it, with the former schoolchild’s name, written in a small child’s immature hand, though the ink has faded and I can no longer read the name.

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