It was a cold winter night, and John and Michael just couldn’t get to sleep. They climbed onto the bed of their older sister, Wendy.
“Oh, tell us a story, Wendy!” said Michael.
“Yes, please. A Peter Pan story!” pleaded John.
“Certainly,” said Wendy.
“Have I told you about the time that Peter Pan outsmarted the evil Captain Hook?”
“Yes!” said Michael eagerly. “And we want Continue reading
At one time, there lived a family of fishermen on the coast of Sumatra region. The family consists of father, mother and a son named Malin Kundang. Because the financial condition of the concerned families, the father decided to make a living in the country across the vast seas.
In their huts lived only Malin and his mother. A week, two weeks, a month, two months even more 1 year old, Malin’s father also did not return to the village. So she had to replace the position of Continue reading
Si Kabayan and his wife went to Mountain Gede to spend some time as astetics, praying and fasting and meditating, so that their wish to become rich might be granted them. One day, in the midst of their meditations, a god appeared to them
“Kabayan,” said the god. “I granted you two wishes. But only two. You had better talk it over with your wife before you make them.”
Kabayan and his wife had a lengthy discussion about what they should wish for. It had Continue reading
The Black Cat
The main character in this story is called Salahadin.
He is an inspector in the Egyptian police. His job is to protect Egyptian antiquities. Antiquity is something which is very old
There are many antiquities in Egypt. Most of them are valuable. Many of them are in museums in Cairo or in Europe. But there are many others which have not yet been found. These Antiquities are buried under the sands, in tombs or in Continue reading
It was bedtime in the little cottage in the woods. Snow White kissed each Dwarf good night and tucked them into bed.
“Wait! Wait!” called out Happy before she blew out the candle.
“Please tell us a story!”
“Very well,” said Snow White, smiling.
She settled down at the foot of the beds and began…
“Once upon a time, there lived a happy little princess – or rather, a mostly happy little princess, but for a Continue reading
It had been a week since Cinderella’s stepmother had forced her to move out of her bedroom and into the attic of the old house.
But still Cinderella was not used to her new sleeping quarters. It was a cold, bare, lonely little room. The only other soul around to keep Cinderella company was a skittish little mouse who she had seen scurrying in and out of a hole in a corner of the room.
She had always been fond of Continue reading
It is Queen Atta’s birthday.
All the ants are bringing gifts!
But why doesn’t Flik look happy?
“I want to bring the perfect gift!” Flik says.
Flik looks high.
Flik looks low.
Finding the perfect gift is not easy!
Flik thinks and thinks.
“I’ve got it! he cries.
Flik’s ideas start to bloom!
“It’s just a plain old daisy now,” Flik says.
“But soon it will be Continue reading
Once upon a time, there was a boy named Jack. he lived with his mother. they had a cow, but it could not give milk anymore.
Jack’s mother said, “We have no food. Go into town and sell our cow.”
So Jack led their cow to town. On the way, he met an old man. The man asked, “Will you sell me your cow?”
Jack said, “Yes! How much will you give me?”
The old man showed Jack five beans. “I will give you these magic beans. They will make you Continue reading
Si Kabayan and his wife went to Mount Gede to pray for God things.
They wanted to become rich! one day while they were praying, a God came to them.
The God said “I will give you two wishes. You must discuss your wishes with your wife”
Si Kabayan and his wife talked about the two wishes.
Si Kabayan hoped to be rich, but his wife thought that a lot rich would be more useful.
They dissagreeed and finally si Kabayan was so annoyed ht he said “I Continue reading
A King travel to a small village.
The villagers ready to welcome the King.
A beggar in that village also ready to welcome the King.
It was a lively village on the day the King arrive.
The King come a tumult greeted by the villagers.
The beggar did not want to miss.
Especially when he just had a bowl of rice, he hopes to have more fortune.
When the King passed by, he shouted with tight, “King, please pity me. King, pity me”.
The Continue reading
This is the ancient Filipino account of the creation.
Thousands of years ago there was no land nor sun nor moon nor stars,
and the world was only a great sea of water, above which stretched
the sky. The water was the kingdom of the god Maguayan, and the sky
was ruled by the great god Captan.
Maguayan had a daughter called Lidagat, the sea, and Captan had a
son known as Lihangin, the wind. The gods agreed to the marriage of
their children, so the sea Continue reading
What’s going on? Everything is so dark.
I can’t see. Why does it feel like I’m being roasted in an oven?
This place doesn’t feel safe.
I have to escape, but how did I get here?
Why do I feel such evil energy? Some one. Help me!
“Well? Did that evil cat fall for it yet?” Sora said impatiently,
her icy-blue eyes shinning with excitement.
“No, not yet. Just wait a little longer she’s almost— she’s here! Hide!” Tera warned,
Every night in Manila, when the bells of the city boom out the Angelus and lights begin to appear in the windows, the walks are filled with people hurrying toward the bay. In the streets hundreds of carriages, their lamps twinkling like fireflies, speed quickly by, as the cocheros urge on the little Filipino ponies. All are bound for the Luneta to hear the evening concert.
A pretty place is the Luneta, the garden spot of the city. It is laid out in elliptical form and its green Continue reading