Stories from China

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How the Moon became Beautiful

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The Moon was sad. So one evening he went to see the beautiful maiden Tseh-N’io. And when he saw her he loved her at once.

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The Animals’ Peace Party

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The young pigs and the old ones talked together and the old ones said, ‘Maybe they will have some good things for us to eat at the party. I think we should go.’

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The Evergreen Tree and the Wilderness Marigold

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These people take our flowers home. Some of us they put in baskets and call basket flowers. Some they put in the maidens’ hair and they call us maiden flowers.

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The Widow and her Son

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It was winter and the house was cold and dark. There was no wood, no light, no food; and they were starving.

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