Folk- and Fairy Tales around slaves and slavery

International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is on March 25 each year. It honors the lives of those who died as a result of slavery or experienced the horrors of the…

Best folk and fairy tales about WATER – Happy World Water Day

The 22 of March is the UN’s world water day.  World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives. Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases. We cannot…

THE GOLDEN BEETLE OR WHY THE DOG HATES THE CAT

What we shall eat to-morrow, I haven’t the slightest idea!” said Widow Wang to her eldest son, as he started out one morning in search of work. “Oh, the gods will provide. I’ll find a few coppers somewhere,” replied the boy, trying to speak cheerfully, although in his heart he also had not the slightest…

THE GOLDEN NUGGET (A CHINESE WONDER BOOK) BY NORMAN HINSDALE PITMAN

Once upon a time many, many years ago, there lived in China two friends named Ki-wu and Pao-shu. These two young men, like Damon and Pythias, loved each other and were always together. No cross words passed between them; no unkind thoughts marred their friendship. Many an interesting tale might be told of their unselfishness,…

THE WOODEN TABLET (A CHINESE WONDER BOOK) BY NORMAN HINSDALE PITMAN

Yes, my boy, whatever happens, be sure to save that tablet. It is the only thing we have left worth keeping.” K’ang-p’u’s father was just setting out for the city, to be gone all day. He had been telling K’ang-p’u about some work in the little garden, for the boy was a strong and willing…

THE PHANTOM VESSEL (A CHINESE WONDER BOOK) BY NORMAN HINSDALE PITMAN

Once a ship loaded with pleasure-seekers was sailing from North China to Shanghai. High winds and stormy weather had delayed her, and she was still one week from port when a great plague broke out on board. This plague was of the worst kind. It attacked passengers and sailors alike until there were so few…