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The Bird of Truth


Cecilia Böhl de Faber was a nineteenth-century novelist, short story writer, and folklorist who immersed herself in the oral tradition of southern Spain. “The Bird of Truth” is a translation of one of the tales she collected in Cuentos de encantamiento (Stories of Enchantment, 1877). The tale has its counterparts in other European traditons and is offered here as an example of Böhl de Faber’s contribution to the Spanish fairy tale.