English Stories


The Three Diamonds

The Three Diamonds

Language: English/Tamil  Origin: India

There was a young thief and he lived with his grandmother. ‘Oh, my grandson, will you not change your ways? I will die an unhappy woman. You drink. You gamble. You steal. You lie. Will you not change your ways?’

Enjoy this story in: English Tamil


The Tale of Half-a-Chick

The Tale of Half-a-Chick

Language: English/Spanish  Origin: Spain

On the rolling fields of La Campiña, very close to beautiful Seville, there once lived a plump red hen who made her home on a large estate full of olive groves and vineyards…

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The Gift of the Forest

The Gift of the Forest

Language: English/Tamil  Origin: India

Venu had always loved the forest, ever since he could remember. It enchanted him, made him feel alive, safe and loved…

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The Book Keeper

The Book Keeper

Language: Bengali/English  Origin: Bangladesh

People didn’t own books anymore. The year was 2042 and for the children at Santanu’s school, a book seemed as ancient as a suit of armour or a castle…

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Sow What

Sow What

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

It was the day after I came home with a bloody nose that Papi first took me to the allotment. I didn’t want to call my granddad Papi. I thought that it sounded stupid, but mum and dad weren’t around anymore and it was his rules…

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Beauty (Sunderi Pari)

Beauty (Sunderi Pari)

Language: English/Gujarati  Origin: India

‘I want a baby,’ Aadab demanded one day. ‘I want a baby now. I am young and beautiful and I am married. I need a baby before I am too old and past my prime.’

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Lilly and the Queen of Flowers

Lilly and the Queen of Flowers

Language: English/Filipino  Origin: Philippines

On a dull, grey day in May with the rain pouring down as usual, Lilly walked through the park near her house. The dark clouds in the sky reminded her of how much she wanted to leave England…

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Home

Home

Language: English/Tamil  Origin: Sri Lanka

It was a very hot day in May and Myna’s mother wouldn’t let her play out in the sun…

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Aharsi the Bengal Tiger

Aharsi the Bengal Tiger

Language: Bengali/English  Origin: India

Aharsi the big Bengal Tiger was having a good think. It was winter and he was still getting used to the feeling of ice on the pads of his paws. He shivered a little, missing the warm ooze of mangrove mud. Aharsi was missing lots of things…

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Half a Year in Gra-Bretanha

Half a Year in Gra-Bretanha

Language: English/Portuguese  Origin: Brazil

‘Why does it always rain here?’ Natalia asked her mother. Natalia’s mother looked up from her newspaper in surprise. ‘It rains in Brazil too,’ she said…

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