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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Scylla and Charybdis

(a Greek myth) Long ago a beautiful naiad was born to the great sea god, Poseidon. Her name was Charybdis. She loved and admired her father with all her heart. And so, when Poseidon went to war...

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The Greatest Thing of All

(a tale from India) Once upon a time there was a man in India who was searching for the best thing in the world. He wanted to give his prayers and sacrifices to the greatest thing of...

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The Judgment Bell

(a Chinese tale) Once upon a time there lived in China a judge known throughout the country for his fairness and his wisdom. People said Ch’en must possess magical powers, for he had solved every case that...

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The Fearful Animals

(a fairytale) Long long ago, the animals that roamed the land and swam the oceans and flew across the sky looked different from the way they look today. While a few looked the same — the lion,...

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

The Mayor’s Complaint

(a Yiddish folktale) Mordecai was mayor of Chelm, a cheerful, friendly, contented fellow. He loved being mayor of the village. He liked leading meetings in the village square. He liked celebrations. He especially liked to cut ribbons...

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

The Cardinal’s Red Feathers

(a Cherokee tale) When the Earth was new, every bird wore brightly colored feathers, some silvery blue, others emerald green, some bright as the sun, some as pink as the daintiest roses. Some of the birds wore...

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Wisdom of the Mullah

(a Persian folktale) Once there was a mullah, a wise teacher, named Nasreddin Hodja. Everyone, from beggars to kings, sought the mullah’s teachings, for people said he was the wisest man among wise men. One summer day...

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Abbot and the Shepherd

(a British tale) King John ruled England with a ruthless hand. From childhood he had dreamed of wealth and power. The youngest of King Henry II’s five sons, John was his father’s favorite, but he could expect...

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The Biggest Liar, Bill Greenfield

(an American tall tale) People can argue about this, but here’s the truth: Bill Greenfield was one of the biggest liars in the whole wide world. Here’s the thing about liars. There are all kinds. Some liars...

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Moon Goddess and the Poet

(a Welsh legend) Long ago the moon goddess, Cerridwen, saw that her youngest child was hideously ugly, so she decided that to compensate, he must be the wisest child in the world. She would prepare a magical...

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