by members of the Oxford Storytelling Society
edited by Marguerite Osborne.
Rapt in dreams of heroic adventures or of languorous sensuality, visitors to the Fields of Sleep spurned the dull world of waking life. Durene was determined to end her children’s enslavement, but might she, too, succumb to the spell?
From watching the Face in the Mirror Axel Gunnarson gained extraordinary worldly powers. Then he glimpsed his reflection in a mirror ‘of curious Chinese workmanship’ - and was appalled.
Find out the disturbing reason for a young girl’s joining the Pirate King and his crew in Why Mayella Went to Sea.
The Pact the man made was a strange one: with God, not the Devil. The consequences were made clear only towards the end of his life.
The Merman and the Raft People were ‘two very different types of people, in two very different environments’. Disaster threatened when they met.
‘There were two dragons, one wise and one foolish, and people would go to obtain advice from them, only with this disadvantage: that only one dragon would appear at a time and the two dragons could not be told from one another.’ In Tales of Two Dragons the puzzle is to find out which dragon has given the advice.