“And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, 'You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Selfish Giant, May 1888
My father translated a bunch of Oscar Wilde stories for kids. They form his book "डाळिंबाचे दाणे "(Dalimbache Dane). It is dedictaed to us- his children. I simply adored the book and read it dozens of times.
The first story in the collection is "The Selfish Giant". He called it 'Appalpotya Rakshasachi Gosht' (आप्पलपोट्या राक्षसाची गोष्ट).
It made me cry every time I read it. My father had poured his heart into it.
courtesy: Facebook page on Oscar Wilde
'The Selfish Giant' Illustration for the first edition, May 1988 by Artist: Walter Crane (1845–1915)
Artist: Jobr, FB page of Oscar Wilde