27Feb
2013
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tom-knockers

Tom and the knockers

From the time that Tom was old enough to handle pick and shovel, he had worked in the tin mines. And very lucky he was, always finding rich lodes of tin, or stumbling on heaps of Cornish diamonds that some unknown hands had piled up to carry off. One night Tom was working hard in […]

25Feb
2013
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judy-fairy-cat

Judy and the fairy cat

Late one Hallowe’en an old woman was sitting up spinning. There came a soft knock at the door. “Who’s there?” asked she. There was no answer, but another knock. “Who’s there?” she asked a second time. Still no answer, but a third knock. At that the old woman got up in anger.

20Feb
2013
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mahmood-mirror

Mahmood’s mirror

The Sultan Mahmood, who had a great deal of wit and courage, but whose face was anything but handsome, had heard himself called so often, by his courtiers, Star of the World, Source of Consolation, Delight of the People, Image of the Sun, that when, in their audacity, they went so far as to eulogize […]

12Feb
2013
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king-tresure

The King’s Treasure

Accurately relating how a marked advance in material and political prosperity accrued to Abdul Karim, and the part played by a monarch whose philosophy included the immediate advancement of a worthy subject. A Laboring man named Abdul Karim, with his wife, Zeeba “the beautiful one” lived in a sheltered valley, surrounded by hills, the sides […]

01Feb
2013
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story-coquerico

Story of Coquerico

Once upon a time there was a handsome hen who lived like a great lady in the poultry-yard of a rich farmer, surrounded by a numerous family which clucked about her, and none of which clamored more loudly or picked up the corn faster with his beak than a poor little deformed and crippled chicken. […]

24Jan
2013
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recompense

The recompense

The Caliph HAROON-AL-RASCHID, being one day at the chase, met an old man who was planting a walnut-tree. “What a fool is this old man!” said the Caliph to his suite; “he acts as if he were still a youth, and were to enjoy the fruits of that tree.” As his followers likewise made a […]

24Jan
2013
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first-horse

The first horse

There was a king of the olden time who heard a prophecy that the child of his only daughter would destroy him. This daughter was the loveliest princess in the world, and her name was Danae. Her father loved her well, but when he heard that prophecy, he shut her up all alone in a […]

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