Sep 13, 2019
In those days, there was a magician who could cast a spell on a candle and link that candle to the life of a single person. So long as the candle burned, there was hope.
Those families who had the means engaged the magician to cast this spell when husbands and sons went off to battle. So long as the candle burned, their loved one was still alive. The highest winds would not snuff out the flame. But even on a quiet night, if the soldier died, so too would the flame on the candle die. Those families would know of their loss long before word came to them from the battlefield.
So long as the enchanted candle burned, Vesta’s husband was still alive. But the flame died and she mourned. Then, one day, the flame reignited.
Find out how and why in this episode of Storyfeather.
Story: “The Merchant and the Magician” Copyright © 2015 by Nila L. Patel
Music by ROZKOL
Music by TRG Banks
Music by Komiku
Music by Lee Rosevere
Music by ROZKOL and Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by Komiku and TRG Banks is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License