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THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions

The Cat’s Judgement

one time there lived many animals in a certain tree. And beneath the same tree dwelt one bird, a partridge. One day the partridge went foraging with other birds to a spot where the rice was ripe and abundant, and he did not return at nightfall...

HOW THE RHINOCEROS GOT HIS SKIN

Rudyard Kipling's brilliantly funny tale of How the Rhinoceros got his Skin of "Just so stories" series.

HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP

HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and...

HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS

HOW THE LEOPARD GOT HIS SPOTS IN the days when everybody started fair, Best Beloved, the Leopard lived in a place called the High Veldt. ‘Member it wasn’t the Low Veldt, or the Bush Veldt, or the Sour Veldt, but the ‘sclusively bare, hot, shiny High...

LAZY JACK

LAZY JACK Once upon a time there was a boy whose name was Jack, and he lived with his mother on a common. They were very poor, and the old woman got her living by spinning, but Jack was so lazy that he would do nothing but bask in the sun in the hot...

The Gold-giving Serpent

The Gold-giving Serpent ow in a certain place there lived a Brahman named Haridatta. He was a farmer, but poor was the return his labour brought him. One day, at the end of the hot hours, the Brahman, overcome by the heat, lay down under the shadow...

The Soothsayer’s Son

The Soothsayer’s Son soothsayer when on his deathbed wrote out the horoscope of his second son, whose name was Gangazara, and bequeathed it to him as his only property, leaving the whole of his estate to his eldest son. The second son thought...

The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal

nce upon a time, a tiger was caught in a trap. He tried in vain to get out through the bars, and rolled and bit with rage and grief when he failed. By chance a poor Brahman came by. “Let me out of this cage, oh pious one!” cried the...

Story of the birth of Kártikeya.

Long ago, when Indra oppressed by Táraka was desirous or obtaining a son from Śiva to act as general of the gods, and the god of love had been consumed, Gaurí by performing austerities sought and gained as a husband the three-eyed god, who was...

Story of Rama and Sita.

Long ago king Daśaratha, the sovereign of Ayodhyá, had a son, named Ráma, the elder brother of Bharata, Śatrughna and Lakshmaṇa. He was a partial incarnation of Vishṇu for the overthrow of Rávaṇa, and he had a wife named Sítá, the daughter of...

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