Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Rabbit Became White

Eye of the Eagle an Indian brave was a great hunter. One summer the weather was so hot and dry that all the prairie animals moved away in search of water, and even Eye of the Eagle could find no game with which to feed his tribe. Things got so bad that one day he got into his canoe and decided that he would have to follow the wild animals into the Great North where they had fled.
He paddled and paddled and went so far, that one day he was surprised to find himself in a snowstorm. This, however, did not disturb him, because he knew he could follow more easily on the snow the tracks left by animals. When he found the tracks of a deer, he began to follow them; but the snow fell so heavily that the hunter was blinded and became lost. He came across a brown rabbit and it offered to help him by guiding him back to his canoe. The rabbit’s dark skin stood out clearly against the snow.
In this way, Eye of the Eagle was saved. He was so grateful to the rabbit that he chanted a magic spell which made its fur turn white. This meant that the rabbit could no longer be seen against the snow in winter and so no-one could hunt it again.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Camel and the Jackal

There once was a Jackal who hated water but needed to cross a river. He decided to come to an agreement with a camel.
“If you carry me to the other side of the river,” he proposed to the camel, “I will show you a field full of sugar cane. Then, while you eat the sugar cane, I will dine on the fish and crabs I find on the river-bank.”
The camel agreed to this bargain and the Jackal jumped up on his back. The crossing went perfectly, but after­wards the jackal who had a much smaller stomach, satisfied his hunger long before the camel. Whilst the camel was still eating, the jackal began to howl. The noise brought the farmers running with big stick. The little jackal managed to escape, but the camel could not avoid a beating.
“Why on earth did you do that?” asked the camel when he was carrying the jackal back across the river.
“Oh, it's just that I nearly always sing for a while after dinner,” replied the jackal.
“Well, I nearly always have a roll in the water when I've finished eating,” said the camel, and he splashed down in the river.
So with a ducking in the river, the camel repaid the jackal for the beating it had received.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Frenchman in England

 A Frenchman was once travelling in England. He could speak English very well, but his vocabulary was not large. One day he was dining in a country hotel and wanted to order some eggs. But he didn’t know or remember how to say it in English (the word “egg”). Just then he saw a cock out of the window.
“What do you call that bird?” he asked the waiter.
“I call it a cock,” answered the waiter.
“What do you call the wife of cock?” he asked
“I call it a hen.” The waiter answered.
“What do you call the hen's children?” he asked
“I call them chickens.” The waiter told him
“What do you call the chicken before they are born?” the Frenchman asked the waiter again.
“I call them eggs.” Said the waiter
“Fine!” said the Frenchman. “please bring me two boiled eggs.”


Monday, April 22, 2013

A man and his two wives

There was once a man who had two wives. One of them was old, and the other was young. The man himself was not young. His hair was divided to two colours, his hair was half black and other was white.
When the man stayed with her second wife, the first wife who was still young did not want her husband to look old because she herself was not old (still young). So she pulled out all his husband’s white hair to made him look young.
But when the man went to his first wife, the second wife who was old did not want her husband to look young because she herself was old. So she pulled out all his husband’s black hair to made him look old.
At last the poor man had neither black hair nor white hair on his head, he had not hair forever.


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