English Reading

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URASCHIMA Taro, which means in Japanese “Son of the Island,” was the only and dearly beloved son of an old fisherman and his wife. He was a fine, strong youth, who could manage a boat more cleverly than any one else o...

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ALADDIN was the son of a poor tailor in an Eastern city. He was a spoiled boy, and loved play better than work; so that when Mustapha, his father, died, he was not able to earn his living; and his poor mother had to s...

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A LITTLE boy had a cake that a big boy wanted for himself. Planning to get the cake without making the little boy cry so loud as to attract his mother’s attention, the big boy remarked that the cake would be prettier ...

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THERE was once a little Brownie who lived in a hollow tree stump. He had been busy all the day playing pranks. His pranks had taken him far away from home to the house of a very important landowner. Into the landowner...

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In the Dark Forest, far away in the Northern Lands, where summer is short and winter is ruthless, lived an Old Troll, so old, that Time itself did not remember when he had been born. Only the creatures of the Dark For...

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Long long ago, a male hippo had seven hippo wives. With lots to eat and lots to drink, they led such happy lives. They’d food to share and more to spare, so put on, when they could, a feast for all the animals within ...

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So you want to hear the story about the Fairy Queen, do ye? “Oh yes, uncle Michael!” Very well then, children. Once upon a time there lived in green Ireland a little girl by the name of Nora. Her home was a small that...

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THERE was once among the great tribe of the Marshpees, a small tribe who have their hunting-grounds on the shores of the Great Lake, near the Cape of Storms, a woman whose name was Awashanks. She was rather silly and ...

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