The Monkey Boy

The following story teaches us that you should never judge a person by his appearance. If someone differs from others, it doesn't mean that he is worse. He might have outstanding...

The Sister-in-Law Who Was a Witch

The Santals are a tribe inhabiting the Eastern outskirts of the Chutia Nagpur plateau. Their religion is animistic, they believe in spirits of everything around them, of their...

The Grasping Raja

There was a Raja who was rude, cruel, greedy and very rich. He was a grasping man too. He thought that he is the wisest man in the world. Once upon a time ordinary shepherd lost a...

The Badger's Money

The Badger's Money is a Japanese legend. People think that animals forget received favours. Nevertheless, even birds and beasts can show gratitude. In one hut lived an old priest...

Tales Of Old Japan

Tales of Old Japan (1871) is an anthology of classic tales compiled by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale. The narratives – adapted from Japanese sources –...