The Three Brothers

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The Three Brothers

An Albanian Story By Anonymous


There was once a poor man who died and left his wife and son alone. The boy was named Kordha, and as time passed he grew to be big and strong. The mother and son were happy together but they were very poor.
One day, Kordha asked his mother, ‘Is there nothing that my father left me to remember him by?’
‘There were a few things, my son,’ replied the boy’s mother, ‘but I was forced to sell them so that we could eat. There is only one thing that I can think of… a sword that your father hid in the roof. Perhaps it is still there.’
Kordha was very excited when he climbed up into the roof and found the sword still there, rusted