Bedtime stories

THE GRATEFUL FOXES – Mythical stories for children

THE GRATEFUL FOXES – Mythical stories for children

It was springtime in Japan, and the blossoms hung thick on the cherry trees. Butterflies and dragonflies fluttered over the ...
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Mythical stories for children – THE STORY OF THE PUDDING STONE

Mythical stories for children – THE STORY OF THE PUDDING STONE

Once upon a time, a family of giants lived upon the high mountains in the West. One day the mother ...
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Mythical stories for children – THE RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

Mythical stories for children – THE RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

There was an old woman who lived on a hill. You never heard of any one smaller or neater than ...
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AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

WHEN an Indian boy was eleven years old, he was sent into a forest far away from his home. He had ...
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Mythical stories for children – HOW THE ROBIN’S BREAST BECAME RED

Mythical stories for children – HOW THE ROBIN’S BREAST BECAME RED

LONG ago in the far North, where it is very cold, there was only one fire. A hunter and his ...
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Mythical stories for children – AURORA AND TITHONUS

Mythical stories for children – AURORA AND TITHONUS

THE beautiful youth, Tithonus, loved Aurora, the queen of the dawn. He was the first one to greet her each ...
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Mythical stories for children - "ARACHNE"

Mythical stories for children – “ARACHNE”

ARACHNE was a beautiful maiden and the most wonderful weaver that ever lived. Her father was famed throughout the land ...
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KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS – Mythical stories for children

KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS – Mythical stories for children

One morning the Queen of Sheba started back to her home in the south. King Solomon and all his court ...
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The Wise King and the Bee - Mythical stories for children

The Wise King and the Bee – Mythical stories for children

Long ago there lived in the East the greatest king in the world. It was believed that no one could ask ...
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Mythical stories for children - GOLDEN-ROD AND ASTER

Mythical stories for children – GOLDEN-ROD AND ASTER

Golden Hair and Blue Eyes lived at the foot of a great hill.  On the top of this hill in ...
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Mythical stories for children - CLYTIE

Mythical stories for children – “CLYTIE”

Clytie was a beautiful little water nymph who lived in a cave at the bottom of the sea. The walls ...
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Puss introducing the princess to the castle - Puss in boots story

Puss in boots – story book with pictures – Bedtime stories to read

Еxcerpt from: Puss in boots / Publication date [between 1836 and 1844] / Publisher London: Orlando Hodgson, 111, Fleet Street ...
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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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