THE TALKING FISH (A CHINESE WONDER BOOK) BY NORMAN HINSDALE PITMAN

Long, long before your great-grandfather was born there lived in the village of Everlasting Happiness two men called Li and Sing. Now, these two men were close friends, living together in the same house. Before settling down in the village of Everlasting Happiness they had ruled as high officials for more than twenty years. They…

THE TALKING FISH (A CHINESE WONDER BOOK) BY NORMAN HINSDALE PITMAN

Long, long before your great-grandfather was born there lived in the village of Everlasting Happiness two men called Li and Sing. Now, these two men were close friends, living together in the same house. Before settling down in the village of Everlasting Happiness they had ruled as high officials for more than twenty years. They…

THE GREAT BELL (A CHINESE WONDER BOOK) BY NORMAN HINSDALE PITMAN

The mighty Yung-lo sat on the great throne surrounded by a hundred attendants. He was sad, for he could think of no wonderful thing to do for his country. He flirted his silken fan nervously and snapped his long finger-nails in the impatience of despair. “Woe is me!” he cried at last, his sorrow getting…