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THE STORY OF THE MAGIC HORSE

A story from Arabian Nights In the land of the Persians there lived in ancient times a King who had three daughters and an only son of such beauty that they drew the eyes of all beholders like moonrise in a clear heaven. Now it was the custom in...

The Sacred Trees and plants of India

India is a country of different religions and different cultural beliefs. There are various customs and beliefs that are still followed by different religions. In Indian culture, plants have special mentions in religions and certain trees are...

The 20 Greatest Epic Of All Time YOU MUST READ

This article is intended for an introduction to the study of the epics.  The epic originated among tribes of barbarians, who deified departed heroes and recited legends in praise of their deeds. As the hymn developed, the chorus and strophe were...

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THE WATER LILY

American Indian Legends One summer evening, many years ago, some Indians were sitting out under the stars, telling stories. All at once they saw a star fall. It fell halfway down the sky. That night one of the Indians...

THE HUNTER WHO FORGOT

American Indian Legends Once there was a great hunter who was very rich. He had many strings of shell money around his neck. The Indians call these shells wampum. In the woods near his home lived a big white elk that...

THE TIMID HARES

HINDU FABLES Once there was a timid little hare who was always afraid something dreadful was going to happen. She was always saying, “What if the earth should fall in? What would happen to me then?” One day...

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THE WIND

POEMS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON I saw you toss the kites on high And blow the birds about the sky, And all around I heard you pass Like ladies’ skirts across the grass— O wind, a-blowing all day long O wind, that...

WHERE GO THE BOATS?

POEMS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Dark brown is the river, Golden is the sand; It flows along for ever, With trees on either hand. Green leaves a-floating, Castles of the foam, Boats of mine a-boating— Where will all come...

THE FAITHFUL BEASTS

GERMAN FAIRY TALES Once upon a time a man went out to seek his fortune. As he walked along, he came to a town and saw some boys teasing a mouse. “Let the poor mouse go. I will pay you if you will let it go,”...

THE LITTLE PINE TREE

GERMAN FAIRY TALES Once a little pine tree grew in a valley. It was covered with needles that were always beautiful and green. But it did not like the needles. The little tree said: “All the other trees in the...

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