Posts tagged ‘Lesson Learned’

Tiny Tim

Tiny TimA short Christmas tale by Charles Dickens.

THERE was once a man who did not like Christmas. His name was Scrooge, and he was a hard sour-tempered man of business, intent only on saving and making money, and caring nothing for anyone.

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The Foolish Fir-Tree

The Foolish Fir-Tree Poem
A lovely Christmas poem by Henry Van Dyke.

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A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
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The Fir Tree

The Fir TreeA Christmas story by Hans Christian Andersen.

Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. But the little Fir wanted so very much to be a grown-up tree.
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The Turnip

The Turnip StoryA funny short story from the Grimm Brothers.

This poor brother grows the biggest turnip ever seen and offers it to the King, who in return awards great wealth. His rich brother is jealous and tries his own luck.
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The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the FlyThe cautionary poem by Mary Howitt.

Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
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The Shepherdess and the Sweep

The Shepherdess and the Sweep StoryThe Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale.

The little china ornament Shepherdess and Sweep decide to leave their table and venture out into the wide world, only find themselves back where they started…but something has changed.
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The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant StoryThe wonderful classic from Oscar Wilde.

The Giant returns from abroad to find children playing in his garden, so he throws them out and locks the gate. But why, then, is he not happy? Why do the flowers not grow and the sun not shine? This Giant goes on a beautiful journey all in his back garden!
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The Rock and the Bubble

The Rock and the Bubble PoemA lovely moral poem by Louisa May Alcott.

Oh! a bare, brown rock, Stood up in the sea,
The waves at its feet, Dancing merrily.

Audio Length 3:17

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The Remarkable Rocket

The Remarkable Rocket StoryA children’s story by Oscar Wilde.

Nobody knows better how remarkable this rocket is than the Remarkable Rocket himself. He considers the Prince very honoured to have him perform at the wedding. But being a sensitive soul, his tears dampen more than just the occassion and his ‘letting off’ is not quite what he expected.

Audio Length 31:14

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of HamelinThe famous poem by Robert Browning.

Into the street the Piper stept, Smiling first a little smile,
As if he knew what magic slept. In his quiet pipe the while;

Audio Length 18:41

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The Mouse, the Cock and the Cat

The Mouse, the Cock and the Cat PoemA cautionary tale by Richard Scrafton Sharpe.

A Silly young Mouse, Ventur’d out of the house,
In spite of his mother’s advice;

Audio Length 2:32

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The Fox and the Cat

The Fox and the Cat StoryA short story by the Brothers Grimm.

Honoured to meet Fox, Cat starts a polite conversation, only to be belittled and embarrassed. But then, fate steps in to make a point.
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The Fisherman and his Wife

The Fisherman and his Wife StoryA funny lesson from the Brothers Grimm.

When the fisherman tells his wife of the enchanted fish-prince he released, she demands he returns to request a favour in return. Granted her wish, her greed grows and grows.
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The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes StoryThe funny fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

This emperor loves clothes and commissions two men to make him one of their famous suits. It is said that it can only be seen by clever people, so why can no one see it?
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The Dog and the Shadow

The Dog and the Shadow PoemA wonderful telling of the Aesop fable; a poem by Richard Scrafton Sharpe.

A hungry dog some meat had seized,
And, with the ample booty pleased,

Audio Length 1:42

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The Ass and the Grasshopper

The Ass and the Grasshopper Fable
A fable from Aesop.

Moral: Ask the right questions.
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Old Sultan

Old Sultan StoryA great story of friendship by the Grimms Brothers.

The wolf helps Old Sultan win the love of his family, only to request help of his own. But Old Sultan cannot help and their friendship takes a knock. Thank goodness the three-legged cat turns up!
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Mr. Vinegar

Mr. Vinegar  Fairy TaleA Story by Joseph Jacobs.

Upon finding some money, this poor couple decide to purhcase a cow and sell the milk and cheese. But when Mr.Vinegar buys the cow, he becomes distracted and makes a few bad decisions.
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Mother Holle

Mother Holle FairytaleA Brothers Grimm Fairytale.

A beautiful girl falls down a well and wakes in a magical land. She works there for Mother Holle and receives a handsome reward. Her jealous sister decides to follow in her footsteps with a different outcome.
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Little Red Cap

Little Red Cap StoryThe story of Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm.

Little Red Cap is taking some treats to her grandmother when she meets the hungry wolf. Running late, she arrives at the house to find a nasty surprise.
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King Grisly-Beard

King Grisly-Beard StoryA funny story by the Brothers Grimm.

When the princess is to choose a husband, she stands her suitors in a line and mocks each of them, calling one ‘Grisly-Beard’. Embarassed by her arrogance, her father determines to marry her to the next man to enter the castle. As it happens, it is a poor fiddler, who walks her through King Grisly-Beard’s beautiful kindom before arriving at his dirty hole.
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Jack Hannaford

Jack Hannaford StoryA Joseph Jacobs Story.

After Jack Hannaford’s visit, we are all left wondering who is silliest; the man or his wife!
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How the Leopard Got its Spots

How the Leopard Got its Spots StoryThe Just-so Story from Rudyard Kipling.

The leopard and the Ethiopian go off in search of their run-away food. They come across the jungle and learn to adapt to their new surroundings.
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Cap O’Rushes

Cap O'Rushes FairytaleThe Fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.

Disappointed with his youngest daughter’s answer as to how much she loves him, the King throws her out of the castle. She finds work as a maid and slowly her fortune changes, but can she prove her love to him?
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A Lac of Rupees for a bit of Advice

A Lac of Rupees for a Bit of Advice StoryA Fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.

Having been banished by his father,the king, for buying advice from a poor woman, he sets out on his own. The advice proves true and by following it, he avoids danger and realises his potential.
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