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The Spider and His Two Friends

The Spider and His Two Friends

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

Alantakun the spider had two friends. One lived in the village on the right; the other lived in the village on the left…

Enjoy this story in: English Yoruba


The Donkey

The Donkey

Language: English/Punjabi  Origin: India/Pakistan

There was once a wealthy farmer who kept a stable of many donkeys…

Enjoy this story in: English Punjabi


The Honest Girl

The Honest Girl

Language: English/Punjabi  Origin: Pakistan

A mother and a father had a daughter who grew from a baby into a beautiful girl…

Enjoy this story in: English Punjabi


The Four Fox Cubs

The Four Fox Cubs

Language: English/Punjabi  Origin: Pakistan

There was once a family of foxes who lived in the woods. There was a mother fox, a father fox, and four baby fox cubs…

Enjoy this story in: English Punjabi


Crow and Little Bird

Crow and Little Bird

Language: English/Punjabi  Origin: India/Pakistan

One day, Little Bird invited Crow for dinner. Little Bird had spent the day preparing the meal, and when it was ready she waited for her guest to arrive…

Enjoy this story in: English Punjabi


The Monkey

The Monkey

Language: English/Punjabi  Origin: India

Once upon a time, there was a naughty monkey who lived on the rooftops of a little town…

Enjoy this story in: English Punjabi


The Fool, the Sheep and the End of the World

The Fool, the Sheep and the End of the World

Language: Albanian/English  Origin: Albania

Nasreddin Hodja is the name of the wise fool in so many Turkish tales, and tales beyond Turkey through the Middle East and North Africa and far into the Balkans, into Russia, as far as India and China…

Enjoy this story in: Albanian English


Turtle and Monkey

Turtle and Monkey

Language: English/Filipino  Origin: Philippines

Monkey stood at the edge of the river and watched Turtle swimming against the torrent with a tree that he had caught in the flood: a young tree…

Enjoy this story in: English Filipino


Li and Gao

Li and Gao

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Li was a foolish neighbour. But one day, in the gambling house, Li won three hundred yuan…

Enjoy this story in: Cantonese English Mandarin


The Rabbit and the Jaguar

The Rabbit and the Jaguar

Language: English/Spanish  Origin: Mexico

There lived once, an old man and an old woman. And all they had in the world was one rabbit and one jaguar…

Enjoy this story in: English Spanish


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