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The Patriot and the BankerNew

This story is part 3 of 3 stories in the series Fantastic Fables

A Patriot who had taken office poor and retired rich was introduced at a bank where he desired to open an account.

“With pleasure,” said the Honest Banker; “we shall be glad to do business with you; but first you must make yourself an honest man by restoring what you stole from the Government.”

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The Self-Made MonkeyNew

This story is part 2 of 3 stories in the series Fantastic Fables

A Man of humble birth and no breading, who held a high political office, was passing through a forest, when he met a Monkey.

“I take it you are one of my constituents,” the Man said.

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The Dutiful SonNew

This story is part 1 of 3 stories in the series Fantastic Fables

A Millionaire who had gone to an almshouse to visit his father met a Neighbour there, who was greatly surprised.

“What!” said the Neighbour, “you do sometimes visit your father?”

Sita

SitaNew

This story is part 31 of 31 stories in the series Ramayana Characters

Sita was the daughter of Janaka, the King of Mithila (modern day Janakpur in Nepal – refer map). Her mother’s name was Sunayana. It was a divine plan to annihilate the Rakshasas (demons or evil forces) that led to her birth in Raja Janaka ’s house.

Shatrughna

ShatrughnaNew

This story is part 30 of 31 stories in the series Ramayana Characters

Shatrughna and Lakshman were sons of the second queen Sumitra, wife of Dashratha, the King of Ayodhya. Shatrughna mirrored many aspects of Lakshmana’s personality and character. Lakshman followed the footsteps of the paragon of truth,

Sharbhanga

Sharbhanga

This story is part 29 of 31 stories in the series Ramayana Characters

Sharbhang Rishi had conquered all worlds from Bramhahalok (world of the Gods) to Swargalok (heaven), by the power of his yogic abilities. Sita, Rama and Lakshman reached his ashram by following the path shown by Viragh.