Lord Harding and the Flying Roosters
Adapted for English from the well known and loved Polish tale—’Pan Twardowski’, ‘Lord Harding and the Flying Roosters’ is a heart-warming story of a nobleman who dabbles with dangerous dark forces! Lord Harding lives in the beautiful historic city of Cracow. He is an educated and clever man, but spends far too much time reveling with his friends, drinking and frittering his time away. Much to the consternation of his wife! He decides that what he wants most of all is to know the secret of life and death, in order to continue his fun-filled, but ultimately empty, lifestyle. Locked way in his study, he foolishly tries to conjure up the devil, in order that he may learn the secret of life and death. The tale tells the story of his efforts to outsmart the devil, alternating between living a good moral life and yielding to the temptations laid before him. This is a story as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago in the ancient city of Cracow, can we really control our own destiny? Will our noble Lord find what he is looking for, will he learn the secrets of eternal life, or will it all end in tears and his wife’s dire warnings turn out to be true?