Stories by Teresa Peirce Williston

8 stories

Devapala

Devapala came to a river swollen by the flood and very hard to ford. On the other side of the river he saw floating an image of Jina. Now no good Hindu would let an image of Jina be tossed about in the rushing river.

South AsiaIndia

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Little Toe Bone

The big, big Tiger came out of the jungle and said, ‘Well, little boy, shall I eat you or all of your sheep?’

South AsiaIndia

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Lord Bag of Rice

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

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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The First Rabbits

The star children all began to cry again. Just then the fairy mother of the sky came with a torch to light the star lamps. ‘Crying again?’ she said. ‘What’s the matter now?’

East AsiaJapan

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The Magic Fiddle

The poor little girl had all the cooking, cleaning, and serving to do for all seven brothers and all their seven wives as well.

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The Old Man with a Wart

The old man could not sit still. He sprang into the midst of the group and began to dance. He seemed to be dancing like the trees and flowers. Like a willow by the river he bent and swayed and bowed.

East AsiaJapan

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The Wonderful Garden of Dreams

Early in the morning she had to get up to milk the cow, clean and polish everything in the house, and prepare breakfast for her father.

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