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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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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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56 WHY THE INDIAN LOVES HIS DOG

WHY THE INDIAN LOVES HIS DOG – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

The dog is the Indian's best friend. He is the comrade by day and the protector by night. As long ...
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27 Medicine Rattle

HOW THE INDIANS LEARNED TO HEAL – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

A long, long time ago, some Indians were running along a trail that led to an Indian settlement. As they ...
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64 HOW OLD MAN WINTER WAS DRIVEN BACK

HOW OLD MAN WINTER WAS DRIVEN BACK – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Far away in the North Sky lives Old Man Winter. Every year he leaves his wigwam in the sky and ...
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54 WHY CROWS ARE POOR

WHY CROWS ARE POOR – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

After the Great Spirit had made the Red Children and had given them this beautiful land in which to live, ...
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26 WHY THE PARTRIDGE DRUMS

WHY THE PARTRIDGE DRUMS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

It was after the Great Spirit had made all the beautiful birds, that the Evil Spirit came along. He saw ...
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63 WHY INDIANS NEVER SHOOT PIGEONS

WHY INDIANS NEVER SHOOT PIGEONS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

An Indian hunter went into the forest in search of game. The forest was so large that it would have ...
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51 HOW MICE OVERCAME THE WARRIORS

HOW MICE OVERCAME THE WARRIORS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Once a tribe of the Iroquois became very warlike and cruel. They liked to follow the warpath rather than the ...
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24 HOW THE TURKEY BUZZARD GOT HIS SUIT

HOW THE TURKEY BUZZARD GOT HIS SUIT – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

It was a long, long time ago, when the earth was very young. Trees and flowers were growing everywhere, but ...
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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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