Stories by Eleanor L. Skinner

8 stories

Frolic of the Wild Things

Lean Gray Wolf comes creeping, creeping, creeping up. He smells in the snow the tracks of the little white rabbits. He sniffs, and sniffs, and sniffs.

North AmericaNative American Tribes

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How Summer Conquered Winter

There was silence for several moments, then the Winter Manito laid aside his scepter of ice and said, ‘Thou art welcome.’

North AmericaNative American TribesIroquois

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Little Black Ant

The rat squeaked so softly that Little Black Ant said to him, ‘Mr. Ratsmith, I will marry you.’

EuropeSpain

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Little White Rabbit

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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The Summer Maker

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 Teeny Tiny Woman

One night when the Teeny Tiny Woman was in her teeny tiny bed she heard a noise. Up she jumped from her teeny tiny bed and lighted her teeny tiny candle.

EuropeEngland

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The Three Friends

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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The Wee Bannock

When the old woman saw the other wee bannock running away she ran after it, but she could not catch it.

EuropeScotland

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