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…