This beautiful tale was written in late 1960's by Dr. Claude Steiner, one of the principal developers of Transactional Analysis (study of human transactions) as a resource for social skill development of children.

However, it also seems to be a powerful allegory of what is wrong with our current monetary and economic systems designed to create the appearance of scarcity, and artificial needs to benefit the interests of a few. Why are we inclined to fall for the wicked plans of all kinds of "bad witches?" (A simple example: bottled water mania - was at: So, this tale is really for all ages.

Here one can find the whole text of the tale, but only a selection of illustrations, those that are almost integral part of the text (and clicking on five of them, such as on the cover picture on the right, brings up their high resolution versions.)

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