The Saga of Stairs, Part 2: The Submission of the Truth. Then, a fanciful fable from the island of the Azores with more crying than Solomon Burke’s Cry to Me, which is, NOT COINCIDENTALLY, part of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. This week’s genre: Fairy Tales. Or Nymph Tales. But not Pony Tales, and not Cotton Tales.
“The Necklace of Pearls” as retold by Elsie Spicer Eells is from 1922’s “The Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores.” So grab a philtre of tears, and curl up in your favorite embroidered saddle as we read you this week’s tale.