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The Child’s Return

Raicharan was twelve years old when he came as a servant to his master's house. He belonged to the same caste as his master and was given his master's little son to nurse. As time went on the boy left Raicharan's arms to go to school.



The Cracked Pot

An elderly Chinese man had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

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Fairy Tales


The White Cat

Once upon a time there was a king who had three sons, who were all so clever and brave that he began to be afraid that they would want to reign over the kingdom before he was dead. Now the King, though he felt that he was growing old, ...



The Enchanted Bluff

We had our swim before sundown, and while we were cooking our supper the oblique rays of light made a dazzling glare on the white sand about us. The translucent red ball itself sank behind the brown stretches of cornfield as we sat down to eat, ...





Ayodhyakand – The Return of Bharat to Ayodhya

राम ने भरत को हृदय से लगा लिया और कहा, “भैया भरत! तुम तो अत्यंत नीतिवान हो। क्या तुम समझते हो कि मुझे राज्य के निमित्त पिता के वचनों को भंग कर देना चाहिये? क्या धर्म से पतित होना उचित है? जो कुछ भी हुआ उसमें तुम्हारा कोई भी दोष नहीं है। तुम्हें दुःखी और लज्जित होने की किंचित मात्र भी आवश्यकता नहीं है।



Sonnet 99

The forward violet thus did I chide, Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal thy sweet that smells, If not from my love's breath? The purple pride Which on thy soft check for complexion dwells, In my love's veins thou hast too grossly dyed.

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Where the Trail Forks

"Must I, then, must I, then, now leave this town -
And you, my love, stay here?"--Schwabian Folk-song. ...