The Meaning of Gifts: Stories from Turkey
Retold by Jennifer Bassett
CEFR A1 — A2
Word count 5,254
‘I’m afraid to look in the storeroom. All our food for the winter – where is it now? Inside those hungry guests! They never stop eating! And they never say thank you! And those children – my God, they eat more than their parents!’
Izzet Efendi and his family are afraid that their guests are never going to go home, but what can they do?
The stories in this volume of World Stories are by Turkish writers Huseyin Rahmi Gurpinar, Ayse Kilimci, Sait Faik, and Yalvac Ural.