The Fairy of the Dawn pt. 2


Andrew Lang

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Tonight, we’ll read the final part to the Romanian fairy tale “The Fairy of the Dawn.” The first part aired last night.

In the first part, we learn of a king who has 3 sons- Florea, Costan, and the youngest was Petru. Petru is an unlikely hero, since he is more feminine and playful than his brothers. Yet when his father asks for his help in seeking the spring of the Fairy of the Dawn, it is Petru that eventually sets out on the adventure.

Luckily, Petru rides a valiant and wise horse that gives him excellent advice in dealing with the fairy world.

He ends up battling dragons and goblins, and making the kingdom a better place than he left it, as he continues onward.