by Marko Tsepenkov, translated by Michael Seraphinoff
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The folklore collector and tailor from the Macedonian town of Prilep, Marko Tsepenkov (1829-1920) heard this tale from one of his visitors sometime in the mid-19th C. the tale of Silyan the Stork is probably the best-known and the longest of all Macedonian folk tales. It tells the story of a young man, Silyan, who is transformed into a stork after a series of misadventures. During his life as a stork, he observes his family from a perch on the roof of their home and learns some important lessons about the value of family.