World Stories

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 ...

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Udea and her Seven Brothers

A couple had seven sons. One day, they set out hunting and told their aunt that if their mother had a ...

The Tiger King’s Skin Cloak

Long, long ago there lived in the Land of the Khans a poor Alad [a serf or a herdsman in the ...

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 ...

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. ...

The Magic Moneybag

Long, long ago there was a young couple who lived in a small thatched hut in a gully. They were so ...

Aniz the Shepherd

Once upon a time a landlord hired a shepherd boy whose name was Aniz. He was very well liked. What people ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Singing Rose

A king had three daughters. They were more beautiful than the young women of today, and each had passed her sixteenth ...

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