Children’s Stories Archive

The little mouse

There lived a saint who had magical powers. Once a little mouse came to him and said : “Oh holy man, please save me. I am afraid of cats. With your powers change me into a cat.” The saint whispered few hymns. All …

Chan, the potter

Chan was a potter. He lived in a village. He was making pots and selling them in the village fare. He was earning his livelihood thereby. Chan was in a habit of drinking liquor.  One day as he was drunken he fell down …

The sage and the disciple

Shiva Sharma, a sage was very happy with one of his disciples Ramakrishna that he taught him a unique hymn. “Ramakrislina, be sure. This mantra fulfil anything you wish for” he told his disciple. Ramakrishna was not happy with one such hymn. So …

The hermit and the old lady

There lived a hermit in the northern part of India. He was very pious. Every day he would to somebody’s house and ask alms. People would give him rice and other food stuffs. Then the hermit would return to his hut and pray …

The old lady of Somanahalli

Long long ago there lived an old lady in a village called Somanahalli. She was the only lady in the village to have a hen with her. In addition she had a stove which was usually kept burning in the morning. Every morning …

The Hen and the fox

Once a hen was pecking some grains in a field. The hen was alone in the field. Nobody was there nearby. A fox which was passing by saw the hen. The hen was quite stout. The fox wanted to eat the hen. It …

The Butterfly That Stamped

THIS, O my Best Beloved, is a story—a new and a wonderful story—a story quite different from the other stories—a story about The Most Wise Sovereign Suleiman-bin-Daoud—Solomon the Son of David. There are three hundred and fifty-five stories about Suleiman-bin-Daoud; but this is …

The Cat That Walked By Himself

HEAR and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was, O my Best Beloved, when the Tame animals were wild. The Dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow was wild, and the Sheep was wild, …

The Crab That Played With the Sea

BEFORE the High and Far-Off Times, O my Best Beloved, came the Time of the Very Beginnings; and that was in the days when the Eldest Magician was getting Things ready. First he got the Earth ready; then he got the Sea ready; …

How the Alphabet Was Made

THE week after Taffimai Metallumai (we will still call her Taffy, Best Beloved) made that little mistake about her Daddy’s spear and the Stranger-man and the picture-letter and all, she went carp-fishing again with her Daddy. Her Mummy wanted her to stay at …