Bedtime stories

02 How the Rabbit Lost His Tail

How the Rabbit Lost His Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, the rabbit had a long tail, but the cat had none. She ...
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18 How the Brazilian Beetles Got

How the Brazilian Beetles Got Their Gorgeous Coats – Brazilian Fairy Tales

IN Brazil the beetles have such beautifully colored, hard-shelled coats up on their backs that they are often set in ...
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03 How the Toad Got His Bruises

How the Toad Got His Bruises – Brazilian Fairy Tales

He never could be found in his own house. If any one had a party he was sure to go, ...
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04 How the Tiger Got His Stripes

How the Tiger Got His Stripes – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, so long ago that the tiger had no stripes upon his back ...
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05 Why the Lamb Is Meek

Why the Lamb Is Meek – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time there was a little lamb frisking gaily about the pasture. The bright sunshine and the soft ...
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06 Why the Tiger and the Stag

Why the Tiger and the Stag Fear Each Other – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time there was a large handsome stag with great branching horns. One day he said to himself, ...
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07 How the Speckled Hen Got

How the Speckled Hen Got Her Speckles – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time, ages and ages ago, there was a little white hen. One day she was busily engaged ...
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08 How the Monkey Became a

How the Monkey Became a Trickster – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time there was a beautiful garden in which grew all sorts of fruits. Many beasts lived in ...
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09 How the Monkey and the Goat

How the Monkey and the Goat Earned Their Reputations – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time the tiger sent an invitation to the goat asking the goat to accompany him on a ...
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10 How the Monkey Got a Drink

How the Monkey Got a Drink When He Was Thirsty – Brazilian Fairy Tales

The monkey was seated high up among the leafy branches of a mango tree playing upon his guitar. The tiger ...
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11 How the Monkey Got Food

How the Monkey Got Food When He Was Hungry – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time the monkey was hungry. He wanted to make some porridge, but he did not have any ...
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12 Why the Bananas Belong to

Why the Bananas Belong to the Monkey – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Perhaps you do not know it, but the monkeys think that all the bananas belong to them. When Brazilian children ...
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13 How the Monkey Escaped

How the Monkey Escaped Being Eaten – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, people ate fruits and nuts. Then there came a time when the ...
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Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time the monkey and the rabbit made a contract. The monkey was to kill all the butterflies ...
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How Black Became White – Brazilian Fairy Tales

How Black Became White – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONE often hears the saying that one cannot make black white or white black. I said something about it once ...
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16 How the Pigeon Became

How the Pigeon Became a Tame Bird – Brazilian Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time there was a father with three sons who had reached the age when they must go ...
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How Night Came – Brazilian Fairy Tales

How Night Came – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Years and years ago at the very beginning of time, when the world had just been made, there was no ...
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17 Why the Sea Moans

Why the Sea Moans – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time there was a little princess who lived in a magnificent royal palace. All around the palace there ...
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49 HOW TWO INDIAN BOYS SETTLED A qUARREL

HOW TWO INDIAN BOYS SETTLED A QUARREL – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Flying Squirrel and Lightning Bow were two little Indian boys. They lived by Singing River, and they played from sunrise ...
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17 WHY THE EAGLE DEFENDS AMERICANS

WHY THE EAGLE DEFENDS AMERICANS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Many, many moons before the White man came, a little Indian boy was left in the woods. It was in ...
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48 WHY THE CHIPMUNK HAS BLACK STRIPES

WHY THE CHIPMUNK HAS BLACK STRIPES – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

At one time, the animals had tribes and chiefs, like men. It was when the porcupine was chief, that a ...
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14 HOW THE WHITE MAN CAME

HOW THE WHITE MAN CAME – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Long, long before Columbus came to America, the Red Children were here. They were the first and only real Americans ...
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47 WHY THE ICE ROOF FELL

WHY THE ICE ROOF FELL – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

A great many winters ago, there lived at the foot of a certain lake a tribe of wicked Indians. These ...
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09 A FIREMAKER AND A PEACEMAKER

A FIREMAKER AND A PEACEMAKER – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

In the olden times, tribes of Indians did not always live in one place as they do now. They sometimes ...
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45 WHY THE WOODPECKER BORES FOR ITS FOOD

WHY THE WOODPECKER BORES FOR ITS FOOD – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Once upon a time, the Great Spirit left the Happy Hunting Ground and came to earth. He took the form ...
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05 sap bucket

HOW THE IROQUOIS GIVE THANKS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

The Iroquois Red Children are a grateful people. The true Iroquois never rises after eating without saying, "Niaweh," which means, ...
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44 HOW THE WOMAN OVERCAME THE BEAR

HOW THE WOMAN OVERCAME THE BEAR – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

An Indian woman built a wigwam in the deep wood. She was a brave woman. She had no fear. One ...
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04 STORY TELLING TIME

STORY-TELLING TIME – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

The old-time Indians say that long, long ago, the Little People made a law that stories must not be told ...
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42 WHAT THE ASH AND THE MAPLE LEARNED

WHAT THE ASH AND THE MAPLE LEARNED – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Long ago, birds, trees, animals, and men knew each the language of the other, and all could talk together. In ...
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HOW THE FAIRIES WORKED MAGIC – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

HOW THE FAIRIES WORKED MAGIC – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Once a little Indian girl was very sad and unhappy. The Great Spirit had taken her father and mother, and ...
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