Cloth of Forgiveness

An Iraqi folk tale

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I found this tale, as The Story of the Girl who Spilt the Milk, in Told in the Market Place by C.G. Campbell (London, 1954). I shall be publishing more recordings of stories from this wonderful collection shortly.

Unfortunately I have not managed to find any further references to a cloth of forgiveness, either in a religious or cultural setting. If anyone can enlighten me further, I’d be extremely grateful for a mail.

The story type is No News. Scroll down that page for more information about this widely spread comic tale.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres or, as here, in my home studio.

Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

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For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling