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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The Giant and the Seven Sons

(A Norwegian Folktale) Once upon a time, a king had seven sons he adored. When they grew up, they wanted to find brides. But Boots, the youngest, decided he would stay with his father to keep him...

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The Smith on New Year’s Day

(A Scottish Tale) It was a long time ago, in the deep, dark months of winter, when one day a blacksmith known as MacPherson discovered his young son was ill. It was just after Christmas when the...

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The Shoemaker and the Elves

(A German Tale) Once upon a time, a shoemaker and his wife were struggling to make enough money to keep a roof over their heads. No matter how hard they tried, their lives grew more difficult, and...

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Little Red and the Dragon

(A Chinese Folktale) Once upon a time, a woman lived in the mountains with her little daughter, who always dressed in red. Everyone called her Little Red. One day, mother and daughter were working in the fields...

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

The Years of Life

(A European Folktale) Long ago, as the Lord was creating the world, the donkey came to him and asked, “How long will I live?” The Lord had not considered this question and wasn’t sure of the proper...

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The Golden Hearth

(A Swiss Tale) Once upon a time, a miller lived in a tiny Swiss town. He was a good man who was generous to everyone and always had a kind word to offer. One day, the miller...

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

La Mocuana

(a Nicaraguan tale) Once upon a time, an expedition of Spanish conquistadores traveled to Nicaragua. These men were well-armed, for they were seeking to expand their empire, wishing to take over the people’s land. One day, they...

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Curse of Latona

(a Greek tale) Once upon a time, Niobe was the Queen of Thebes. She was a beautiful woman, born of a noble family, and she had lived a life of ease. She had seven sons and seven...

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The Lesson of the Patient Elephant

(a Buddhist tale) Once upon a time, a man named Dojin lived in Savatthi, not far from the Buddhist monastery known as Jetavana. There, for some time, the Blessed One, Buddha, resided and watched over all. Dojin...

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Toad Mother’s Boy

(a Lakota Sioux legend) Once upon a time, during hunting season long ago, the men were out hunting, while back home a young mother sat in her teepee wrapping quills around a buckskin cushion. Beside her lay...

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