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Story of birth of Kartikeya

Kartikeya, the god of war, and generalissimo of the armies of the gods, though called the younger son of Siva and Parvati, according to most of the Puranic legends, is their son only in the sense that they formed him. There once lived a demon named...

THE BLUE BIRD

A FRENCH FAIRY TALE There was once upon a time a King who was tremendously rich both in money and lands. His wife, the Queen, died, and left him inconsolable. He shut himself up for eight days in a little room, and banged his head against the wall...

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

BY MARK TWAIN (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)         PREFACE Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn...

THE GREEN SERPENT

A FRENCH FAIRY TALE There was once upon a time a very great Queen who gave birth to little twin girls. She immediately sent out invitations to twelve fairies in the neighboring countries to come to the feast according to the custom of the country—a...

NIOBE

There are so many tales of the vanity of kings and queens that the half of them cannot be told. There was Cassiopaeia, queen of Aethiopia, who boasted that her beauty outshone the beauty of all the sea-nymphs, so that in anger they sent a horrible...

King Dashratha

Valmiki sang that in days of yore there were two powerful kingdoms in sun-bright Hindustan, and these were Koshala, whose king was Dasharatha, father of Rama, and Mithila, which was ruled over by Janaka, the father of beauteous Sita. Now the capital...

QUEEN OF THE BURGLARS

SOPHIE LYONS QUEEN OF THE BURGLARS CHAPTER I HOW I BEGAN MY CAREER OF CRIME I was not quite six years old when I stole my first pocketbook. I was very happy because I was petted and rewarded; my wretched stepmother patted my curly head, gave me a...

The Giant Turnip

An old man planted some seeds of a turnip but turnip grew so large that he can not pull it out. So he asks for some help from his family and some pets too.

Mother Shandilee’s Bargain

here was once a hermit in a certain place and he was on a journey. While he was traveling, at one time he asked a Brahman in a town for shelter during the rainy season and brahman accepted his request. When the hermit was asleep. Brahmin said to his...

Self-Defeating Forethought

here was once a Hillman in a certain place who set out to increase his sins by hunting. As he walked along, he met a boar that resembled the top of Sooty Mountain. Then with a sharp arrow, he shot the boar, who in turn angrily tore the...

The Foolish Friend

In this spot they sold all three gems, the merchant’s son serving as their agent. The considerable capital thus obtained he laid before the prince, who, having appointed the son of the man of learning his prime minister, planned to seize the...

A Remedy Worse Than the Disease

flock of herons once had their nests on a fig tree in a part of a forest. In a hole in the tree lived a black snake who made a practice of eating the heron chicks before their wings sprouted. At last one heron, in utter woe at seeing the young ones...

Poor Blossom

od Indra once had a parrot named Blossom. He enjoyed supreme beauty, loveliness, and various graces, while his intelligence was not blunted by his extensive scientific attainments. One day he was resting on the palm of great Indra’s hand, his...

Pocahontas

HERE was once a very brave man whose name was John Smith. He came to this country many years ago, when there were great woods everywhere, and many wild beasts and Indians. Many tales are told of his ad-ven-tures, some of them true and some of them...

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