Framed mixed medium on wood
Created by Mark Mallia & Farrell
Size: 40cm x 40cm
Mela darba, bidwi xiħ miet u ħalla l-għalqa tiegħu b’siġra tat-tin lil uliedu. Meta t-tin sar, il-kbira mliet qoffa u meta kienet fi triqtha lejn il-belt biex tbiegħha, iltaqgħet ma tliet ġuvintur li staqsewha x’kellha fil-qoffa. Hi weġbithom bl
herra li kellha qoffa qrun. U b’għaġeb tagħha, it-tin inbidel fi qrun. Ta’ warajha ġralha l-istess u t-tin inbidel f’żibel bħal ma kienet qalet li kellha. Iż-żgħira iżda, weġbithom li kellha t-tin u offritilhom. B’ringrazzjament, il-ġuvintur tawha sarvetta, bastun u vjolin imsaħħrin. Meta waslet id-dar, is sarvetta firxet il-mejda bl-ikel u l-vjolin qajjem lil kulħadd jiżfen. Saħansitra lill-kelb u lill-qattus. Ħutha l-kbar, iżda għeru u malajr sabu jif jaħbulha s-sarvetta u l-vjolin. Għalxejn talbithom biex irodduhom lura. Għajruha miġnuna u traskurata u li kienet poġġiethom x’imkien u nsiet. Meta rat hekk, it-tifla ħarġet il-bastun li minnufih infexx isawwat lil ħutha. “Kollox sew! Kollox sew!” bdew iwerżqu. U ż żgħira ordnat lill-bastun biex jieqaf. Minn dakinhar, iddeċidew li jsiru aktar ġentili u b’hekk setgħu jgħixu t-tlieta flimkien bħal aħwa u ma kien jonqoshom xejn.
The Three Sisters
Once upon a time, three girls inherited their father’s field, together with it’s fig tree. When the figs were ripe, the oldest picked some and was on her way to sell them, when she met three young men who asked her what she was carrying. When she replied that she had a basket full of horns, the figs magically turned into horns. The same thing happened to her sister, who when replied that she was carrying a basket of garbage, her figs changed into garbage indeed! The youngest sister told the young men the truth, and even offered them some of the figs. In compensation, they gave her a napkin, a cane and a violin. They were all enchanted. When she returned home, the napkin magically filled their table with food and the violin made everyone dance to its tune. Even the dog and the cat danced. The sisters were jealous. They hid their sister’s gifts and wouldn’t give them back even when she pleaded. To this, the young girl ordered the cane to do its job and it started beating the girls until they confessed and retuned the stolen gifts to their sister. From that day onwards, the older sisters changed their evil ways and they lived happily together as a family.