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Mother’s cake

Sunday, 17 April, 2016

“His father is out cutting wood, so he goes to his mother.
‘Mother, I must away and see the world, or I shall go mad.’
Says his mother, ‘If you must go, go you must, and God go with you! I will bake you a cake. Will you have a little cake with my blessing, or a big cake with my cursing?’
Says Jack, ‘Make me a big cake, mother. It will last longer.’
His mother makes him a big cake, and he sets out. And she is standing on the roof of the house, calling curses after him as far as she can see him.”

The Red King and the Witch: Gypsy Folk and Fairy Tales by Ruth Manning-Sanders

Mother's cake


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