20May
2013
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Lali’s Memory // Audio story

The villagers of Kugaon village in North India were divided over cast. There were a large segment of upper cast and a smaller section of lower caste living on the opposites sides of the village, having their own independent farms, wells, schools, etc. However, there was a common hill not too far from the village […]

02Apr
2013
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Snow-White and Rose-Red // Audio book

There was once a poor widow who lived in a lonely cottage. In front of the cottage was a garden wherein stood two rose-trees, one of which bore white and the other red roses. She had two children who were like the two rose-trees, and one was called Snow-white, and the other Rose- red. They […]

19Mar
2013
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The yellow dwarf // Audio book

Once upon a time there lived a queen who had been the mother of a great many children, and of them all only one daughter was left. But then she was worth at least a thousand. Her mother, who, since the death of the King, her father, had nothing in the world she cared for […]

14Mar
2013
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The White Cat // Audio book

There was once a king who had three sons, all remarkably handsome in their persons, and in their tempers brave and noble. Some wicked courtiers made the king believe that the princes were impatient to wear the crown, and that they were contriving a plot to deprive him of his sceptre and his kingdom. The […]

14Feb
2013
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Clever Gretel // Audio book

There was a cook whose name was Gretel. She wore shoes with red heels, and whenever she went out wearing them she would turn this way and that way, and she was very cheerful, thinking, “You are a beautiful girl!” Then after returning home, because she was so happy, she would drink a swallow of […]

14Sep
2012
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How the camel got his hump // Audio book

The Just So Stories for Little Children were written by British author Rudyard Kipling. They are highly fantasised origin stories and are among Kipling’s best known works.The stories, first published in 1902, are pourquoi stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is “How Fear Came” in The Second […]

28Aug
2012
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The story of three bears // Audio book

“The Story of the Three Bears” (sometimes known as “The Three Bears”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” or, simply, “Goldilocks”) is a fairy talefirst recorded in narrative form by British author and poet Robert Southey, and first published anonymously in a volume of his writings in 1837. The same year, British writer George Nicol published a version in […]

20Jun
2012
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The Story of the Three Little Pigs // Audio book

Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring anthropomorphic animals. Printed versions date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals which can be drawn from it, have become enshrined in western culture. “Little pig, little pig, let me […]

17May
2012
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The Travelling Musicians // Audio book

The Town Musicians of Bremen (German: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten) is a folktale recorded by the Brothers Grimm. Despite the title of the fairy tale, the characters never actually arrive in Bremen. In Aarne-Thompson classification it is a folk tale of type 130: “outcast animals find a new home”. The tale has been retold through animated […]

05May
2012
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The Emperor’s New Clothes // Audio book

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Danish: Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, a child cries out, […]

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