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A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking at the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear . . ." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him, the reader will discover in this delightful fable, a philosophic love story worthy of Swift or Voltaire.

About the Author

JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547545547
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Folklore
Author:
Saramago, Jose
Subject:
Fiction : Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
64

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