XYZT, 211–216


The Boarlette of Yasooj


‘Nine months and nine days passed, and the woman gave birth to a baby girl. But the baby was not a regular infant: it was a baby whose outer skin was that of a boar. Nevertheless, the couple gladly accepted the baby because it was theirs. Later, when the woman and man took their baby out and about in the village, everyone laughed and called her Boar-Baby. But the couple didn’t mind, because they loved their child very much…