Favorite Folktales from Around the World - Not Quite Human Summary & Analysis

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The Well-Baked Man is a story from the Pima American Indians. The Magician that made man tries to make new beings that look like him. The coyote distracts him and the creatures come out very dark. This is where the Pueblo Indians come from.

The Finn Messenger is from Norway. A sailor has to leave his wife while she is with child. A man on his boat uses some type of magic and goes back to the sailor's house and fetches a unique object from the house, to prove he was there, and gives a report on how everyone is. When the sailor returns home, he finds it all to have been true.

Visilisa the Beautiful is from Russia. Visilisa's mother dies, but on her death bed gives a magical doll to Visilisa that will answer any question if fed. Visilisa uses the...

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