Bedtime stories

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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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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37 WHY THE CUCKOO IS SO LAZY

WHY THE CUCKOO IS SO LAZY – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

The land was lean and hungry. The Old Man of the North Lodge had breathed upon the valley. His breath ...
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73 HOW MORNING STAR LOST HER FISH

HOW MORNING STAR LOST HER FISH – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Once the Little People, the Indian fairies, ran with the Red Children through the woods, and played with them beside ...
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35 HOW A BOY WAS CURED OF BOASTING

HOW A BOY WAS CURED OF BOASTING – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

There was once an Indian boy, who thought he knew more and could do more than anyone else. He was ...
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72 HOW THE ROBIN BURNED HIS BREAST

HOW THE ROBIN BURNED HIS BREAST – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Some Indian hunters once made their way north, to hunt for moose. It was at the time of Falling Leaves ...
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01 THE LITTLe PEOPLE

THE LITTLE PEOPLE – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

All children who live close to Mother Earth come to know and to see the fairies of the flowers, the ...
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HOW GOOD AND EVIL CAME TO BE – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

HOW GOOD AND EVIL CAME TO BE – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Every boy has wondered how there came to be two of him. Every girl has puzzled over how she happened ...
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70 CORN PLUME aND BEAN MAIDEN

CORN PLUME AND BEAN MAIDEN – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

The Great Spirit had smiled upon his Red Children. The land was filled with plenty, for the Great Spirit had ...
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62 WHY HOUNDS OUTRUN OTHER ANIMALS

WHY HOUNDS OUTRUN OTHER ANIMALS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Some wolves and panthers were chasing a bull that had been feeding in the valley near the woods. For some ...
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33 WHY HERMIT THRUSH IS SO SHY

WHY HERMIT THRUSH IS SO SHY – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Some moons after the council when the birds chose their feathered suits, a second council was called. The purpose of ...
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WHY THE HARE HAS A SPLIT LIP AND SHORT TAIL – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

WHY THE HARE HAS A SPLIT LIP AND SHORT TAIL – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

Once a rabbit began to run back and forth through the woods, calling for snow, snow, snow! It was one ...
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58 GREEDY FAWN aND THE PORRIDGE

GREEDY FAWN AND THE PORRIDGE – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

In the days when there was no one living in this country but the Indians, there were no houses; there ...
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32 WHY DOGS CHASE FOXES

WHY DOGS CHASE FOXES – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

A fox was running through the wood near a river. He had a fish in his mouth. The fish had ...
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