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How the Camel Got His Hump

In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and besides, he was a Howler himself. So he ate sticks […]

How the Whale Got His Throat

IN the sea, once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, there was a Whale, and he ate fishes. He ate the starfish and the garfish, and the crab and the dab, and the plaice and the dace, and the skate and his mate, and the mackereel and the pickereel, and the really truly twirly-whirly […]

Várias Contos

Conto nº 1 – E APAIXONANDO-SE Uma estranha caixa musical abriu-se, de lá saiu uma bela canção sem voz vindo do ano de 1989, adorável mas ao mesmo tempo Melancólica, Ana perguntou a Nuno se queria dançar, ele disse sim. Ai dançou como nunca, aliás esta era primeira vez que o fazia, Nuno olhou para […]

Kiama Cha Mkopaji

Hapo zamani za kale palikuwa na mzee mmoja aitwae Kanyawi ambaye alihamia kijiji cha Ntenga kutoka Usambaani. Mzee huyu alikuwa anapenda sana kunywa pombe na hata alipomaliza fedha zake zote aliamua kuweka rehani chochote alichonacho. Hakika mzee huyu alikuwa kero sana kwa familia yake kwani kila aliyekopwa alifika nyumbani kwake na kudai deni lao. Kutokana […]

Pinky Selena

Once upon a time there live there lived lovely princess Selena. Her mother died when Selena was a baby and her father married again. Her stepmother was very pretty and love Selena so much but her stepsister jealous of Selena. One day Selena prettiness has attracted all the men around the world included Prince of […]

Straying Away Is Always Risky

Crabs live in water which is their natural home. They, like turtles, may come out on land off and on. But they are safe in water only. One day, a young crab came out of the water and strayed far into a meadow. The meadow was full of green grass and apparently looked a good […]

Think Twice Before You Act

Once upon a time two frogs lived in a marsh. They were very happy with their lot there. But as the high summer approached the marsh began to dry up. And to ! it was all dry in a few days. So, the frogs were compelled to say good-bye to it. Looking for a new […]

One’s Nature Seldom Changes

You may be surprised to know that all ants were human-beings to begin with. They lived by tilling soil and raising crops just as farmers do even now. But not content with what they got through their labour, these farmers always had their eyes on the crops of their neighbours. Not only this, they even […]

A Bought Comfort Isn’t A Blessing

One winter day, a wild ass was wandering aimlessly about. Suddenly he came to the edge of the forest and saw a donkey lying in the warm sun at full length. Quite care-free as the donkey looked, the wild ass envied him a lot. Going up to the donkey the wild ass said, “How lucky […]

Respect the Wisdom of Elders

Once there was a bull. He had a strong hefty body—so much so that he had to struggle a lot to get through the door of the cow-shed where he used to stay. It was beyond the bull’s control to mend matters. His body was indeed huge and bulky. The cows of the shed daily […]