I don’t have much to say about this story but the thread was too empty
Another case of a sad, disappearing child. I take it he’s supposed to have turned into a star and joined his mother. Funny how he also didn’t have a father but he never missed him. I guess fathers were more distant back then. The image of the huge tree touching the sky was a nice one in any case, and the children’s debate about it quite entertaining.
Yes, I really liked this story!
Such powerful imagery with the stars overhead and the boy looking at them every night trying to find his mother. I think in Germany we have this folk belief that a mother who died turns into an angel and looks down from the sky in order to protect her children, so I could definitely relate to this.
Also, the children’s discussions were hilarious, and even the adults shying away from climbing the tree at night because something evil could lurk there