13Feb
2013
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dunny

Dunny

Once there were three children, three brothers, who played together in the sunshine about their father’s door. Now the youngest of them all was not as large and strong as his brothers; and for that reason they often teased him, saying : “You are not as tall as we. You cannot run as fast. See! […]

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 […]

22Jan
2013
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thanksgiving-wazir

The thanksgiving of the Wazir

Once upon a time there lived in Hindustan two kings whose countries bordered upon each other; but, as they were rivals in wealth and power, and one was a Hindu rajah and the other a Mohammedan badshah, they were not good friends at all. In order, however, to escape continual quarrels, the rajah and the […]

17Jan
2013
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teacher-dennis

The teacher

I’d like to be a teacher, and have a clever brain, Calling out, “Attention, please!” and “Must I speak in vain?” I’d be quite strict with boys and girls whose minds I had to train, And all the books and maps and things I’d carefully explain; I’d make then learn the dates of kings, and […]

02Jan
2013
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true-colors

True Colors

Marie awoke to the sound of a sudden shatter. It was near sunrise and she was still dazed from her night’s dream. “Who’s there? If you don’t come out, I’ll have to get my guards to come and slaughter you,” she said, but was met with only silence. She was uncertain as to what it […]

26Dec
2012
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ice-heart-princess

The Ice Heart Princess

Once upon a time, in a magical world on the edge of imagination, was a princess with a heart as cold and empty as ice. She had the most electrifying clear blue eyes, and the most silver hair that any girl in the kingdoms would have died for. She had anything anyone could ever wish […]

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