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The Heathfield Hare

The Heathfield Hare

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

Once, there was a farmer’s wife. And one night she woke up and dreamt that it was day...

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How the old woman got her wish

How the old woman got her wish

Language: English  Origin: India

A long time ago a blind old woman lived with her son and his wife in a small village in South India. They were very poor. The old woman was very religious and prayed every day. And one day, her god, the elephant god called Ganesh, said to her 'Old woman, I am listening to your prayers and I will grant you one wish. So tell me what you want...

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The Lion and The Jackal

The Lion and The Jackal

Language: English/Zulu  Origin: South Africa

One day long ago, Jackal was trotting through a narrow, rocky pass in the mountain. He was sniffing the ground trying to find something juicy to eat when he saw movement ahead of him in the pass.  Jackal stopped in his tracks. The mighty Lion was coming straight toward him...

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The Lion and the Beetle

The Lion and the Beetle

Language: English/Zulu  Origin: South Africa

One day, Lion looked into the water of the lake and saw his reflection.   What a beautiful and noble creature I am, he thought.  Lion posed in front of the glassy lake for hours, admiring himself.  But he wanted to do more to prove to the other animals that he was their King.

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Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Language: English/Greek  Origin: Greece

Long ago and far away, high up amongst the clouds of Mount Olympus, the Gods enjoyed a life of pleasure and quarrelling.

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