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Friday 14 August, 2020

Fables: The Douen

They’re small boys of no real age. Their straw hats beckon at other children, children who stray. 

They might motion to other little boys, calling them deeper into the forest to join them, leaving grieving parents behind. 

Douens aren’t a curse to the children, but to the parents who leave their children unsupervised.  

Gerard Besson tells the story of the Douen. 

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