Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story by Amy Friedman and Meredith Johnson

August 17, 2014

The Magic Frog (An Italian Tale)

Once upon a time, a woman had three sons. She was a peasant, but the land she worked was rich and fruitful. Hoping her sons would find fine wives to help with the land, she devised a plan. "If you are to find good wives, they must know how to work," she told her sons. "Take these skeins of... continue

August 10, 2014

Yerba Mate and the Moon (A Patagonian Legend)

Once upon a time long ago, as the moon danced through the sky, she studied the Earth down below. She stared longingly at the lush trees, wide fields, dense jungles and flowing seas, and she wished she could visit such a place. One evening, she decided she must visit, so she called to her friends.... continue

August 03, 2014

The Tailor, the Trews and the Ghost (A Scottish Tale)

Long ago, a gentleman known as MacDonald lived in an enormous castle atop a hill. One day, he woke with a plan: He wished to have a brand-new pair of trews, the traditional vest and trousers made of one piece and fringed with buckskin. But MacDonald had another plan as well. MacDonald employed... continue

July 27, 2014

Enlightenment Beneath the Banyan Tree (An Indian Tale)

Once upon a time, at the foot of the towering Himalayan Mountains, a little banyan tree was planted, and as the years passed, that tree grew and grew. Three unlikely friends lived near that tree. There was a monkey, an elephant and a quail. They lived so close that they came to know one another well, and because each... continue

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