Androcles and the Lion

Aesop's fable of the runaway slave and the lion with a thorn in its paw. A story of graditude


Once upon a time there were three bears, who lived together in a house of their own in a wood. One of them was a little, small wee bear; one was a middle-sized bear, and the other...

The Cats' Elopement

A romantic story from Japan about two cats who are in love.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

A young man tries to do the tricks of a master magician and things go badly wrong.

The Man and the Figs

This Jewish tale is wise, witty, and very ancient.The story comes from the Talmud - and is about an old man who impresses the Roman emperor.

Kissa the Cat

This charming story about a princess who is rescued by a magical cat originally came from Denmark – but as it happens, “kissa” is Russian for kitty-cat.

The Fox and the Crow

A fable by Aesop that shows that flattery will get you everywhere

The Grasshopper and the Ants

A fable by Aesop that shows why hard work pays off

Lazy Jack

This old English story, collected by James Halliwell Orchard Phillips, is a good fireside yarn. If you know the story of the Golden Goose, you might see some similarities. It has...

The Three Sillies

This amusing yarn has lots of tears in it, but all the same, it will make you laugh. It’s about a man who goes in search of three people even more silly than his fiance and her...

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