31Oct
2012
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legend-sleepy-hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market […]

31Oct
2012
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wise-girl-serbian-story

The wise girl // Serbian story

There was once a girl who was wiser than the King and all his councilors; there never was anything like it. Her father was so proud of her that he boasted about her cleverness at home and abroad. He could not keep his tongue still about it. One day he was boasting to one of […]

26Oct
2012
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mice-elephants

The mice and the elephants

Once upon a time there lived a group of mice under a tree peacefully. But once a group of elephants came that way and destroyed the homes of all the rats as a result of which many of them were crushed to death. Then the king of rats decided to approach the elephant chief and […]

22Oct
2012
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monkey-crocodile

The monkey and the crocodile

Once upon a time there lived a monkey named Red-face on a tree by the side of the sea. The tree was an apple tree and the fruits it bore were sweet as nectar. Once a crocodile named Ugly-Mug swam ashore and Red-face threw apples at him and asked him to taste them. Ugly-Mug started […]

03Oct
2012
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blue-bird

The Blue Bird

There was once upon a time a king who was very rich in lands and money. When his wife died he was inconsolable, and for eight whole days he shut himself up in a little room, and knocked his head against the wall, so desperate was he. They feared lest he should kill himself, and […]

19Mar
2012
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beauty-beast

Beauty and the Beast

There was once a very rich merchant, who had six children, three sons, and three daughters; being a man of sense, he spared no cost for their education, but gave them all kinds of masters. His daughters were extremely handsome, especially the youngest. When she was little everybody admired her, and called her “The little […]

15Mar
2012
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Brave-Tin-Soldier

The Brave Tin Soldier

A musical rendition of the Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale where a brave tin soldier with only one leg and a toy ballerina find happiness. There were once five and twenty tin soldiers, all brothers, for they were the offspring of the same old tin spoon. Each man shouldered his gun, kept his eyes well to […]

15Mar
2012
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Ali-Baba-Forty-Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

In a town in Persia there dwelt two brothers, one named Cassim, the other Ali Baba. Cassim was married to a rich wife and lived in plenty, while Ali Baba had to maintain his wife and children by cutting wood in a neighboring forest and selling it in the town. One day, when Ali Baba […]

13Jul
2011
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Importance of telling stories

Importance of telling stories

Probably not everyone knows that storytelling is a science, not differently than biology or physics. Actually, storytelling is a very powerful way to improve and enlarge our brains. A good story can impress on our memory and help us never forget the info it conveys and our brains become more active when we tell or […]

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