Topic Dog

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All Change

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The landlady put the pea upon a dresser and left it there, and a chicken wandering by saw it and jumped up on the dresser and ate it. So when the laziest man called the next day and asked for his pea the landlady couldn't find it.

Europe

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Baba Yaga

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The two orphans looked inside the hut and saw the witch resting there, her head near the threshold, one foot in one corner, the other foot in another corner, and her knees quite close to the ridge pole.

EuropeRussia

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Little White Rabbit

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On and on and on went Little White Rabbit weeping. Soon a small voice called out, ‘Good morning, Little White Rabbit! Why do you weep?’ It was Busy Little Ant.

EuropePortugal

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Peach Darling

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As he was going along a dog came up and sniffed hungrily at the dumplings. Peach Darling thought, ‘This poor dog is hungry, and I can do with one less dumpling.’ So he gave a dumpling to the dog.

East AsiaJapan

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Rip Van Winkle

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‘That flagon last night,’ thought Rip Van Winkle, ‘has addled my poor head sadly.’

North AmericaNew York State

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The Ape and her Two Young Ones

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There was a foolish old widowed She-Ape, who had two young Monkeys of twins. She doted upon one of them, while she only noticed the other to punish him bitterly.

EuropeEngland

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The Kennel in Council

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The Expected Spaniel has arrived, only instead of One Spaniel there are Two.

EuropeEngland

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The Three Friends

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As soon as the Mouse and the Dried Pea looked into the soup pot they saw what had happened. ‘Oh, dear!’ said the Sausage. ‘Poor Mouse is drowned in the soup.’

EuropeGermany

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