The Barber King
Every town has its center — and it is not always a town hall or square, but is sometimes a person. At the center of the western town Elkhorn, is its barber — an aging man that the locals call Old Fisher. Old Fisher is always ready to offer up one of his barbershop chairs along with some friendly wisdom, but the folks of Elkhorn give him little more than the occasional bit of business. It takes a newcomer from the city to help the old man — and in helping the old man, he helps the entire town.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Craft: Homemade Kid's Shampoo
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