A Dish of Ice Cream

A Dish of Ice Cream

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” “50 cents,” replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand...

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A Bite From Two Apples

A Bite From Two Apples

A father and his daughter were playing in the park.  His young daughter spotted an apple vendor.  She asked her father to buy her an apple.  Father didn’t bring much money with him, but it was enough to purchase two apple.  So, he bought two apples and gave them both...

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The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

There is an old fable which tells that Truth and Falsehood went for A swim together, leaving their clothes on shore. Falsehood, coming out of the water first, puts on Truth's clothes. Truth being what it is, absolutely refused to wear Falsehood's clothes, thus...

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Poem: “People,” by Jean Toomer

Poem: “People,” by Jean Toomer

To those fixed on white, White is white, To those fixed on black, It is the same, And red is red, Yellow, yellow- Surely there are such sights In the many colored world, Or in the mind. The strange thing is that These people never see themselves Or you, or me. Are...

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The Lost Message

The Lost Message

A folktale from South Africa THE ant has had from time immemorial many enemies, and because he is small and destructive, there have been a great many slaughters among them. Not only were most of the birds their enemies, but Anteater lived almost wholly from them, and...

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Written in the Sand

Written in the Sand

Long ago in Ancient Persia there lived two merchant traders, Mussa and Nagib, who set out together in a caravan with camels, horses and servants. They headed into the mountains of Northern Persia and soon came to a river that was swift flowing, muddy and dangerous to...

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The Lion and the Beasts

The Lion and the Beasts

Lion, wishing to give evidence of his grace, Invited his intimates to join him in the chase. They hunted together, and as token of favor Lion ate meat and let his comrades the bones savor. His beneficence having thus become established, Inasmuch as to show them more...

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