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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 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...

The Mice That Ate Iron

In a certain town lived a merchant named Naduk, who lost his money and determined to travel abroad. In his house was an iron balance-beam inherited from his ancestors, and it weighed a thousand pals. This he put in pawn with Merchant Lakshman before...

The Unteachable Monkey

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]In[/su_dropcap] a part of a forest was a troop of monkeys who found a firefly one winter evening when they were dreadfully depressed. On examining the insect, they believed it to be fire, so...

The Blue Jackal

There was once a jackal named Fierce-Howl, who lived in a cave near the suburbs of a city. One day he was hunting for food, his throat pinched with hunger, and wandered into the city after nightfall. There the city dogs snapped at his limbs with...

The Youth, the Hawk, and the Raven

A youth who was wandering through the forest saw a Hawk circling about a tree. He stood still a moment to watch what the bird was doing. He soon saw that the Hawk carried a bit of meat in his bill, which he was tearing into pieces and feeding to a...

THE HERONS AND THE MONGOOSE

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]N[/su_dropcap]EAR a mountain named Eagle-Cliff, there once grew a fig tree in which a flock of Herons had their nests. In a hollow at the foot of the tree there lived a Serpent, who was all...

THE DYED JACKAL

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]O[/su_dropcap]NCE upon a time a Jackal was prowling about the outskirts of a town, when he slipped and fell into a tank of blue dye. Finding that he could not get out, he lay down in the tank...

THE ASS IN A TIGER’S SKIN

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]IN[/su_dropcap] the city of Hastinapura there once dwelt a Washerman named Vilasa. This Washerman had a Jackass which had grown so weak from carrying too heavy loads, that he looked as though...

THE WEAVER BIRDS AND THE MONKEYS

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]N[/su_dropcap]EAR the bank of the Nerbudda River there stood a wide branching Silk-cotton-tree in which a large colony of Weaver Birds had built their hanging nests, and lived snugly in them...

THE DEATH OF THE GREEDY JACKAL

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]O[/su_dropcap]NCE in a town, called Happy Home, there lived a mighty Hunter, named Grim-Face. One day, wishing a little fresh venison for dinner, he took his bow and arrows and went into the...

GOLDEN-SKIN, THE MOUSE

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]N the town of Champaka there once lived a beggar Priest, named Chudakarna, whose habit was to place his begging-dish upon a certain shelf, with such food in it as he had not...

THE VULTURE, THE CAT AND THE BIRDS

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]O[/su_dropcap]N the banks of the Ganges River there is a cliff called Vulture-crag on which a fig-tree once grew. The tree was hollow, and in its shelter lived an old Vulture, named Gray...

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