07Jan
2013
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Oh!

There was once a man who had one son, and he was so lazy that he would not work at all. The father apprenticed him to a tailor, but the lad went to sleep between the stitches. He apprenticed him to a cobbler and the lad only sat and yawned instead of driving pegs. What […]

23Dec
2012
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A Christmas Carol

Stave 1: Marley’s Ghost Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ’Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old […]

05Dec
2012
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The Little Purse with two Half-pennies

There was once an old man and an old woman. The old woman had a hen and the old man had a rooster; the old woman’s hen laid two eggs a day and she ate a great many, but she would not give the old man a single one. One day the old man lost […]

05Dec
2012
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Peter Pan // Chapter 11 – Wendy’s story

All chapters here. “Listen, then, said Wendy, settling down to her story, with Michael at her feet and seven boys in the bed. “There was once a gentleman — “ “I had rather he had been a lady,” Curly said. “I wish he had been a white rat,” said Nibs. “Quiet,” their mother admonished [cautioned] them. […]

26Nov
2012
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The adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy

Long, long ago there lived in Kyoto a brave soldier named Kintoki. Now he fell in love with a beautiful lady and married her. Not long after this, through the malice of some of his friends, he fell into disgrace at Court and was dismissed. This misfortune so preyed upon his mind that he did […]

20Nov
2012
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Peter Pan // Chapter 10 – The happy home

All chapters here. One important result of the brush [with the pirates] on the lagoon was that it made the redskins their friends. Peter had saved Tiger Lily from a dreadful fate, and now there was nothing she and her braves would not do for him. All night they sat above, keeping watch over the home […]

18Nov
2012
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The King and the Fisherman // Persian Tale

Illustrating the advantage of being able to formulate a judicious reply to an embarrassing question, especially when material plenitude may ensue. The countries washed by the great rivers Tigris and Euphrates were once ruled by a certain King who was passionately fond of fish. He was seated one day with Sherem, his wife, in the […]

16Nov
2012
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The Heart of a Monkey // Swahili Tale

A long time ago a little town made up of a collection of low huts stood in a tiny green valley at the foot of a cliff. Of course the people had taken great care to build their houses out of reach of the highest tide which might be driven on shore by a west […]

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