Topic: Animals

30 stories

The House that Jack Built

This is the Rat, that ate the Malt, that lay in the House that Jack built.

EuropeEngland

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The Life and Death of Jenny Wren

Jenny Wren fell sick upon a merry time; in came Robin Red-breast, and brought her cake & wine.

EuropeEngland

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The Squirrel and the Spider

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Squirrel appealed to the law, but the court decided that no one had ever had a farm without a road leading to it, therefore the fields must be Spider’s.

AfricaEast Africa

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The Story of the Pine Trees

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As the weather grew colder, many of the animals suffered greatly. But the pine trees and the cedars did not mind the cold. ‘Why are they so happy when we feel so uncomfortable?’ asked the animals. ‘Because they have the secret of fire,’ answered Manabozho. ‘If you can get it from them, you will be warm.’

North AmericaNative American Tribes

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The Summer Maker

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The animals all said they were willing to follow and help Ojeeb, and begged him to tell them his plan.

North AmericaNative American TribesOjibway

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The Three Bears

Silver-Locks peeped in, and soon found the place was empty; so the saucy puss made up her mind to go in boldly.

EuropeEngland

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The Ugly Duckling

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‘He is not pretty, but he has a good temper and swims as well as the others. Perhaps he will improve in looks as time goes on.’

EuropeDenmark

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The White Snake

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Every day at dinner, after the table had been cleared, a trusty servant had to bring in one other dish. But it was covered up, and the servant himself did not know what was in it.

EuropeGermany

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True and Untrue

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‘Ah!’ said the Hare; ‘the king of England has the finest orchard in the whole land, but it does not bear so much as a crab, for there lies a heavy gold chain in three turns round the orchard. If he got that dug up, there would not be a garden like it for bearing in all his kingdom.’

EuropeNorway

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Why White Ants Always Harm Man’s Property

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Leopard and Wolf promised the ants that on their return they would spread a feast for them. Unfortunately, Spider heard the invitation and made up his mind to benefit by it.

AfricaEast Africa

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