9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Old-Clock Shop The Old-Clock Shop : CHRISTMAS Eve had arrived. As last-minute shoppers were going home, a thick, white sheet of snow lay over Salt Lake City, USA. Yet the lights were still burning in the old-clock shop, as Ray, its old, deaf owner, worked on a […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Monkey and The Crocodile The Monkey and The Crocodile : The Monkey and The Crocodile ONCE, on the bank of a river, a monkey made a home for himself in a tree laden with fruit. He lived in it happily eating to his heart’s content the fruit […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Grand Chapatti Contest The Grand Chapatti Contest : The Grand Chapatti Contest In the biggest, grandest palace in India, there once lived a king who hardly ever got angry. He did not get angry when the queen polished his golden crown with black polish or when she […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Friendly Mongoose The Friendly Mongoose : ONCE a farmer and his wife lived in a village with their small son. They loved him very much. “We must have a pet,” the farmer said to his wife one day. “When our son grows up, he will need a […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Banyan Tree The Banyan Tree : The Banyan Tree The fight of the cobra and the mongoose is a classic drama often seen in India and the outcome is largely the same. The mongoose is not immune to the venomous bite. But is faster and quicker in […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom The Ashes That Made Trees Bloom : In the old days of the daimios, there lived an old couple whose only pet was a little dog. Having no children, they loved it as though it were a baby. The old dame made […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

Tansen Tansen : YOU may have heard the name of Tansen — the greatest musician our country has produced. A singer called Mukandan Misra and his wife lived in Behat near Gwalior. Tansen was their only child. It is said that he was a naughty child. Often, he […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

Story of Kanku Story of Kanku : I was ten years old, when some people from a nearby government school came and told my parents that they should send me to a one-year education camp. My parents replied, “What’s the use? Education never got us villagers anywhere. What […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

Reward for Taro Reward for Taro : Reward for Taro A YOUNG woodcutter named Taro lived with his mother and father on a lonely hillside. All day long he chopped wood in the forest. Though he worked very hard, he earned very little money. This made him sad, […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

Quality Quality : I knew him from the days of my extreme youth, because he made my father’s boots. He lived with his elder brother in his shop, which was in a small by-street in a fashionable part of London. The shop had a certain quiet distinction. There […]

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