Topic: Monster

7 stories

Beauty and the Beast

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‘Beauty, did you come here willingly to die in place of your father?’ ‘Willingly,’ she answered.

EuropeEngland

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Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty could not help shuddering when she saw the horrible face of the frightful creature, but she made a brave effort to overcome her fear.

EuropeFrance

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Lord Bag of Rice

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The soldier drew his great bow and let an arrow fly at the monster’s head. He never missed his aim, and the arrow struck the ugly head of the centipede, but bounced away.

East AsiaJapan

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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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Sindbad the Sailor

Sindbad’s life is full of peril, full of shipwrecks, full of famine; full of riches of great worth, full of every thing but truth.

Arab worldMiddle East

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The Bunyip

They looked at each other with horror, cold shivers running down their spines; for though they had never beheld it, there was not a man amongst them who did not know what it was—the cub of the awful Bunyip!

OceaniaAustralia

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The Story of the Yara

For a moment the girl sat choked with fear, as these thoughts rushed through her; then she said: ‘Alonzo, will you promise me something?’

Latin America and CaribbeanBrazil

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