The Weight of a Sack of Dirt

The Weight of a Sack of Dirt

The Kâdi “‘Abdallah el Mustakìm,” some whose descendants are said to reside at Jaffa at the present day, lived at Baghdad, during the reign of El Mansûr, one of the Caliphs of the dynasty of “Abbâs”; and is alleged to have obtained his...
The Little Fox and the Lion

The Little Fox and the Lion

A little fox ran out to play. Just then a lion came along. “Dear me!” cried the little fox, as he ran behind a tree to hide. “What a dreadful roar! I shall die of fright!” Another day the fox ran out to play. Again the lion came along....
The Tiger and the Frog

The Tiger and the Frog

The tall strong pine is a great help, for with its support the weak vine may climb as high. Tibetan Proverb. ONCE upon a time, in the days when the world was young and all animals understood each other’s languages, an old, old tiger named Tsuden went out hunting...
The Wolf and the Goat

The Wolf and the Goat

A wolf went out to look for his breakfast. Up on a steep cliff he saw a goat. “I must have that goat,” said the wolf to himself. “But can I reach her?” “My dear friend,” said the wolf, “I am afraid you will fall.”...
The Lark and Her Young Ones

The Lark and Her Young Ones

A lark had made her nest in the wheat-field. All summer the little larks had been growing strong and large. All summer the wheat had been growing tall and ripe. Now the larks were nearly old enough to fly. Now the wheat was nearly ripe. One day the farmer came to look...