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The Dance for Water or Rabbit's Triumph

THERE was a frightful drought. The rivers after a while dried tip and even the springs gave no water. The animals wandered around seeking drink, but to no avail. 796 more words

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The World's Reward

ONCE there was a man who had an old dog, so old that the man desired to put him aside. The dog had served him very faithfully when he was still young, but ingratitude is the world’s reward, and the man now wanted to dispose of him. 872 more words

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The Hunter's Bride

Here is a story from: Ethiopian Folktales.  You can read the full story there.


Once there was a very beautiful Afar girl and one young man fell madly in love with her. 563 more words

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The Woman and The Hyena

There was a very tired woman living alone.  One day she slept without closing the door, in the daytime, and night fell.  During the night the hyena came and took the woman with her cow skin mat wrapped up.  120 more words

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Horse cursed by Sun

IT is said that once Sun was on earth, and caught Horse to ride it.  But it was unable to bear his weight, and therefore Ox took the place of Horse, and carried Sun on its back.  105 more words

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Lion and Baboon

BABOON, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a precipice, and Lion stole upon him.  Baboon, however, had fixed some round, glistening, eyelike plates on the back of his head.  143 more words

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Lion's Defeat

The wild animals, it is said, were once asembled at Lion’s.  When Lion was asleep, Jackal persuaded Little Fox to twist a rope of ostrich sinews, in order to play Lion a trick.  189 more words

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