By the warmth of a campfire beneath a starry night sky, a Navajo youth named Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses listens to the tale of his birth from his grandfather. Although blind, the boy learns that he has the strength to cope with his condition and meet any challenge that comes his way. The grandfathers counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and the boys emerging confidence in facing his greatest challenge, his blindness.
© 1966, 1987
“Tell me the story again, Grandfather.”