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Category: Short Stories


The Island of the Sun

The Island of the Sun

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

There was once a farmer who had two sons. The older son was selfish and greedy, while the younger son was kind and generous…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Two Old Women

The Two Old Women

Language: Bengali/English  Origin: Bangladesh

There were once two sisters: Tetan Buri, clever sister… aha!  And Boka Buri, foolish sister… hmmm…

Enjoy this story in: Bengali English


The Drop of Honey

The Drop of Honey

Language: English/Persian  Origin: Iran

A hunter and his hound, high in the desert mountains, found a cave…

Enjoy this story in: English Persian


The Three Dolls

The Three Dolls

Language: English/Persian  Origin: Iran

The Sultan of Persia was a clever man – well read. And there was nothing he loved more than solving problems, puzzles, riddles…

Enjoy this story in: English Persian


The Heathfield Hare

The Heathfield Hare

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

Once, there was a farmer’s wife. And one night she woke up and dreamt that it was day…

Enjoy this story in: English


The Fool and the Donkey

The Fool and the Donkey

Language: English/Persian  Origin: Iran

One morning, the fool woke up and he thought, ‘There is one thing I need, I need a donkey…’

Enjoy this story in: English Persian


Deer and Jaguar

Deer and Jaguar

Language: English/Portuguese  Origin: Brazil

Deer walked along by the great river into the forest: ‘Oh, but what a life have I got? No home. Perhaps I will build myself a house. Here is as good a place as any…’

Enjoy this story in: English Portuguese


The Innocent Punishment

The Innocent Punishment

Language: English/Hindi  Origin: India

This is a story about Akbar, the Emperor of India, and his loyal and witty advisor Birbal.

Enjoy this story in: English Hindi


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Language: English  Origin: United Kingdom

Once upon a time in a little house on the edge of the woods a girl called Goldilocks lived with her parents…

Enjoy this story in: English


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Language: English/French  Origin: France

Once upon a time there was a young girl with beautiful, curly blonde hair who lived with her mother and father in a little house on the edge of the woods…

Enjoy this story in: English French


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