Category Archives: Folklore

Ch15 Myths and Legends

Riders of the Deserts A Spanish trader has his way with the wife of an Indian brave and drives her mad. Upon the braves return his wife commits suicide and he seeks revenge. He kidnaps the trader and ties him … Continue reading

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Ch16 Myths and Legends

The Old Lodger This tale, from Myths and Legends of Our Own Land by Charles M. Skinner, tells of a non believing landlady who encounters her dead lodger.

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Gray Mole and the Indian

An American Indian tale. An Indian befriends a gray mole and they travel to the far water. The trees talk to them and tell them what they are useful for. A magic canoe takes them to the mole’s home on … Continue reading

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Greek Myths Ch01

Ch01 The Bag of Winds

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Greek Myths Ch02

Ch02 Narcissus

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Greek Myths Ch03

Ch03 Pandora

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In the Land of Souls

An American Indian story. A young chief is to marry but the night before the wedding his intended becomes suddenly ill and dies. He is heartbroken and seeks to find her in the Land of Souls. This is a variant … Continue reading

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Norse Tales Ch01

Bear and Fox

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Norse Tales Ch02

The Boy Who Went To The North Wind

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Norse Tales Ch03

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

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Norse Tales Ch04

The Giant’s Mountain

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Paul Bunyon

These are some of the tall tales about the legendary mighty lumberjack.

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Pecos Bill Rides A Tornado

A classic tall tale from the southwest about the cowboy Pecos Bill.

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Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

This is the story of the man who falls asleep and awakens to a changed world 20 years later.The story of Rip Van Winkle is to be found in the Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon. Crayon attributes it to Diedrich Knickerbocker. … Continue reading

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Story-Tell Lib by Annie Trumbull Slosson Ch01

A collection of stories first published in 1908 by Annie Trumbull Slosson. They were first told by a 13 year old girl in a southern village who had an amazing talent for making powerful points with her simple stories. Ms. … Continue reading

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Story-Tell Lib by Annie Trumbull Slosson Ch02

Ch02 The Shet-Up Posy

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Story-Tell Lib by Annie Trumbull Slosson Ch03

The Horse The B’leeved

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Story-Tell Lib by Annie Trumbull Slosson Ch04

Ch04 Lost Berry

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Story-Tell Lib by Annie Trumbull Slosson Ch05

Ch05 The Stony Head

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Story-Tell Lib by Annie Trumbull Slosson Ch06

Ch06 Different Kinds of Bundles

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