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  • The Tiger Kings Skin Cloak Long, long ago there lived in the Land of the Khans a poor Alad [a serf or a herdsman in the days of feudalism]. His wife bore three children, but unfortunately they all di
  • Seeking Her Husband at the Great Wall A little over two hundred years before our era, the first emperor of the Chin dynasty ascended the throne under the name of Shih Huang. This emperor was very cru
  • The Golden Reed Pipe Once upon a time there lived in the mountains a woman and her daughter. The daughter liked to dress in red. Hence her name, Little Red. One day they were plowing and sowing in th
  • The Magic Moneybag Long, long ago there was a young couple who lived in a small thatched hut in a gully. They were so poor that every day they had to cut two bundles of firewood and carry them to mar
  • The Wooden Horse A carpenter and a blacksmith had an argument. Each of them insisted that he was more skilful than the other. Who was actually the more skilful of the two? They disputed this question
  • Aniz the Shepherd Once upon a time a landlord hired a shepherd boy whose name was Aniz. He was very well liked. What people liked most of all was to listen to him playing the flute. His flute looked
  • The Story of the Three Genjias Once upon a time in a certain place there lived three men who all had the same name -- Genjia. One was the tribal chief, the second a carpenter, and the third the chief
  • The Gold Colt and the Fire Dragon Shirt There once lived a landlord who loved money as he loved his own life. In his eyes the smallest coin seemed as large as a millstone. He was always on the lookou
  • The Poor Turkey Girl A very long time ago in the village of Shufinne, a young orphan girl lived with her aunt. The aunt spoilt her own children but was very mean to the little girl. She made her work
  • Koobor the Koala and Water A long time ago, animals weren't animals - they were people. Koobor the koala was a boy. His parents were dead and he lived with relatives in a very dry part of the country
  • The Storytelling Stone A long time ago, a young man called Crow lived in one of the villages of the Seneca people. His parents had died many years before and he had no one to care for him, or to cook
  • How Kangaroo got his Tail A long time ago, some animals looked different to the way they look now. Kangaroos had no tails and wombats had high, round heads. Mirram the Kangaroo and Warreen the Wombat
  • Second Thoughts DAY ONE Tuesday, June 15 At high noon a large spaceship floated gently down out of a blue sky to land on the front lawn of the White House. It rested motionless for the next five hour
  • shooflies Sti'Tumma had always wanted to have beautiful beaded shooflies attached to her saddle, on the breastplate and under the horse's tummy on the cinch. She had already made a couple for her f