Marc Remus

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The Little Goblin

This is an old Mayan tale from Mesoamerica about a dwarf that has to pass three tests to beat the king and overtake his kingdom. Illustrations: Pencil on paper, digitally colored.

The Mayan king lives in his palace deep in the jungle of Southern Mexico.

The first task is to count the leaves on a tree. And so the dwarf starts countring until the bat flies by at night and tells him how many leaves the tree has.

The dwarf was born and grew up with an old woman.

The third test against the king requires to create a vessel that will withstand fire. The dwarf makes a clay vase that hardens and outlives the king's vessel.