Mysterious and ancient stone jars
Long ago, the mountain spirits brought down giant stone mortars, and demanded a high price for them. The townspeople refused: "We have no use for such giant mortars," they said. But the spirits insisted, and had their way; and even today, the giant mortars can be seen.
This ancient folktale may have once explained the Plain of Jars, which to this day remains a mystery. This, and other traditional stories, are collected here, in the second book of an on-going series.
retold by Big Brother Mouse staff, illustrated by Somboun Keomanyvong, Seng Xaysawan and Kongsoua Sengli
This book was made possible with support from the Bengier Foundation (USA), the Cubit Family (Australia), and Manoj Paul. Thank you!
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