The Old Woman and The Eagle
In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like. Her efforts mirror a common pattern of human thought: altering the unfamiliar to make it acceptable.
For more than 30 years Idries Shah's collections of Teaching-Stories and narratives from the Sufi tradition have captivated the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. Shah selected the majority of these tales from oral sources. They are repeated in homes, courts and caravanserais throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
Age: 3 and up
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Hoopoe Books
Author: Idries Shah (author), Natasha Delmar (illustrator)
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches