An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story. Known in Arabic as "The Red Fish and the Clog of Gold," this is the story of Maha, a fisherman's daughter, and her tribulations with her stepmother and stepsister. Maha finds a small red fish in a basket one day. Releasing it back into the water, she is told that no kindness goes unrewarded. The fish becomes her source of help whenever life becomes too difficult.
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A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story