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…

THE TWO JUGGLERS (A CHINESE WONDER BOOK) BY NORMAN HINSDALE PITMAN

One beautiful spring day two men strolled into the public square of a well-known Chinese city. They were plainly dressed and looked like ordinary countrymen who had come in to see the sights. Judging by their faces, they were father and son. The elder, a wrinkled man of perhaps fifty, wore a scant grey beard….

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…