T. HERE WAS ONCE a man . who . had two beautiful daughters. H. e learned that the chief of a faraway village was . seeking a wife. .. The elder daughter . told her father, "I . wish to be the wife of a chief. ID: 747002
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The Snake Chief: The Story of Five HeadsSlide2
THERE WAS ONCE a man who had two beautiful daughters. He learned that the chief of a faraway village was
seeking a wife
The elder daughter
told her father, "I
wish to be the wife of a chief
. I will go by myself to the village. I do not need anyone’s help."Slide3
On the way, she met a mouse, a frog, a boy, and an old woman. All tried to help her, but she did not listen to their advice. They wished her bad luck, because she was so rude.Slide4
When she reached the village, she was told to make the chief bread for his dinner. She did not take her time and made terrible bread – it was hard and dry.Slide5
In the evening she heard the sound of a great wind. That wind was the coming of the chief. Hewas a big snake with five heads and large eyes. The daughter was very much frightened when she
saw him. He sat down before the door and told her to bring his food. She brought the bread
which she had made.
The Snake Chief was
not satisfied with that bread. He said:
“This bread is terrible. You
shall not be my wife," and he struck her with his tail and killed her.Slide6
Then the younger daughter set out. She too met the mouse, the frog, the boy, and the old woman, but she listened to them. They told her to be make the chief’s bread carefully and not to be afraid of his looks.Slide7
In the evening she heard a very strong wind, which made the hut shake. Then she saw the chief coming. She tried not to be afraid. He asked for food.
was very much pleased
"You shall be my wife."Slide8
Afterwards the five-headed snake chief became a man.Slide9Slide10