On his way to a sacred shrine, a young farmer takes the wrong path and comes to the dreaded Black Swamp, full of quicksand and slithering snakes. Though he longs to flee, he takes pity on a girl held prisoner by the ruler of the swamp. He courageously sticks to his promise to help--with amazing results. Watercolor illustrations.
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Published September 30, 1993
by Margaret K. McElderry.
Travel, Children's Books.