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Tue, 27 May 2008
A beautiful story from India, do go to Monty's Magic Shop to read the whole tale
THE MAGIC KADAHI (PAN)
NURSERY RHYMES AND GRANDPA'S
upon a time there was a small village. Salma with
her sweet little
daughter lived in a small cottage in the village.
They were very happy
and contented. Salma had a magic kadahi
(pan), which was given to her
by a sage who had come to the village just after
Salma was married.
This pan was a big support to Salma and her
At mealtime Salma would
put the pan on the stove and
say: " Pan. O Pan! Please cook. And quickly too. I
am hungry. Cook some
porridge." No sooner these words were said than
boiling porridge would
appear in the pan and the pan would start filling
up with it. When
there was enough porridge for both Salma and her
daughter Salma would
say: Pan, O Pan! Please stop. And quickly too. Our
stomachs are full.
And thank you too." The moment these words were
uttered the pan would
stop cooking and Salma would place it on the table
and she and her
daughter would eat their fill. Salma would then
say, "Pan, O Pan! Clean
thyself. We are full for now. And thank you too."
The pan would then
become sparkling new and Salma would put it away,
Salma's neighbour and a very inquisitive man. He
often said to himself,
" Salma and her daughter seem very well fed and
healthy, but I never
hear the rattle of pots and pans which is and
indication of someone
cooking. I also have never seen her washing her
pots and pans ever. The
question is do they cook?
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