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How The Monkey And The Goat Earned Their Reputations [Fairy Tales From Brazil] Once upon a time the tiger sent an invitation to the goat ask...

How The Monkey And The Goat Earned Their Reputations [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

How The Monkey And The Goat Earned Their Reputations [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Once upon a time the tiger sent an invitation to the goat asking the goat to accompany him on a visit. The goat promptly accepted the invitation and at the appointed day they started on their journey to the house of the tiger's friend. On the way there they came to a dangerous marsh. The tiger was afraid to cross it, but he pretended to be very brave. He said to the goat: "Friend Goat, how very pale you look when you think about crossing the marsh. Don't be afraid. Just go ahead."

How The Monkey Became A Trickster [Fairy Tales From Brazil] Once upon a time there was a beautiful garden in which grew all sorts of fruits....

How The Monkey Became A Trickster [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

How The Monkey Became A Trickster [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Once upon a time there was a beautiful garden in which grew all sorts of fruits. Many beasts lived in the garden and they were permitted to eat of the fruits whenever they wished. But they were asked to observe one rule. They must make a low, polite bow to the fruit tree, call it by its name, and say, "Please give me a taste of your fruit." They had to be very careful to remember the tree's correct name and not to forget to say "please." It was also very important that they should remember not to be greedy. They must always leave plenty of fruit for the other beasts who might pass that way, and plenty to adorn the tree itself and to furnish seed so that other trees might grow. If they wished to eat figs they had to say, "O, fig tree, O, fig tree, please give me a taste of your fruit;" or, if they wished to eat oranges they had to say, "O, orange tree, O, orange tree, please give me a taste of your fruit."

How The Speckled Hen Got Her Speckles [Fairy Tales From Brazil] Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, there was a little white hen. One day s...

How The Speckled Hen Got Her Speckles [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

How The Speckled Hen Got Her Speckles [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, there was a little white hen. One day she was busily engaged in scratching the soil to find worms and insects for her breakfast. As she worked she sang over and over again her little crooning song, "Quirrichi, quirrichi, quirrichi." Suddenly she noticed a tiny piece of paper lying on the ground. "Quirrichi, quirrichi, what luck!" she said to herself. "This must be a letter. One time when the king, the great ruler of our country, held his court in the meadow close by, many people brought him letters and laid them at his feet. Now I, too, even I, the little white hen, have a letter. I am going to carry my letter to the king."

Why The Tiger And The Stag Fear Each Other [Fairy Tales From Brazil] Once upon a time there was a large handsome stag with great branching h...

Why The Tiger And The Stag Fear Each Other [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Why The Tiger And The Stag Fear Each Other [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Once upon a time there was a large handsome stag with great branching horns. One day he said to himself, "I am tired of having no home of my own, and of just living anywhere. I shall build me a house." He searched on every hill, in every valley, by every stream, and under all the trees for a suitable place. At last he found one that was just right. It was not too high, nor too low, not too near a stream and not too far away from one, not under too thick trees and not away from the trees out under the hot sun. "I am going to build my house here," he said, and he began to clear a place for it at once. He worked all day and did not go away until night.

Why The Lamb Is Meek [Fairy Tales From Brazil] Once upon a time there was a little lamb frisking gaily about the pasture. The bright sunshin...

Why The Lamb Is Meek [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Why The Lamb Is Meek [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Once upon a time there was a little lamb frisking gaily about the pasture. The bright sunshine and the soft breezes made him very happy. He had just finished a hearty meal and that made him happy too. He was the very happiest little lamb in all the world and he thought that he was the most wonderful little lamb.

How The Tiger Got His Stripes [Fairy Tales From Brazil] Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, so long ago that the tiger had no stripes upon ...

How The Tiger Got His Stripes [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

How The Tiger Got His Stripes [Fairy Tales From Brazil]

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, so long ago that the tiger had no stripes upon his back and the rabbit still had his tail, there was a tiger who had a farm. The farm was very much overgrown with underbrush and the owner sought a workman to clear the ground for him to plant.