Description : Far Eastern Tales is a collection of short stories born of Maugham's experiences in Malaya, Singapore and other outposts of the former British Empire. Whether portraying a ship-borne flight from a lover's curse, murder in the jungle, or a marriage shattered by a past indiscretion, they all reveal Maugham at his best - sometimes caustic, sometimes gently comic, but always the shrewd and human judge of character and soul.
Description : From the love affair between a missionary and a drunkard to the mystery surrounding a death at sea, this collection gives a warm and humourous insight into life and history of life in the colonies and stands as a superbly entertaining and compelling testament to Maugham's skill and power as a short story writer.
Description : ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 380 In this 380thÿÿissue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale " THE PRINCE WITH THE GOLDEN HAND?. A King and Queen had only one daughter whose beauty was surpassed by none other. Many found her golden hair and sweetness of voice enchanting. On her 18th birthday her mother and father let it be known that the princess was ready to wed and that the man of her choice would also have the right of succession to the throne of her father?s kingdom. Just as princes, ambassadors, dukes and earls had arrived to present themselves, a hurricane blew in while the princess was walking in the garden. Passing over, her it sucked her up and she disappeared. The King passes on the sad news and upon hearing this news, the princes and other hopefuls mounted their horses and set off to search throughout the world for the beautiful Princess with the Golden Hair. Did they find her you may ask? Did the searchers have adventures along the way? What else happened? Well many things happened, some silly and some serious. To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out! Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES TAGS: Baba Indaba, Father of Stories, Children?s Stories, Folklore, Fairy, Folk, Tales, bedtime story, legends, storyteller, Where In The World, Look It Up, what happened next?,king,queen,beautiful princess,ready to marry, marriage, princes, ambassadors, kings, hurricane, kidnap, steal, captive, capture, search, quest, save, rescue, happily ever after,ÿ
Description : "Noted short story author Foster offers a dozen enchanting and sometimes chilling tales alive with elegantly sketched characters and sensibilities drawn from Asian folklore.--"Publishers Weekly."
Description : Herein you will find 5 books containing 84 old Eastern European folk and fairy tales, plus tales of dragons, both magnanimous and evil, tales of princes on their white chargers dashing in to rescue princesses in distress and tales of the little people - the fairy folk who stitch together each and every fairy tale. These books were bestsellers when they were first published, some over 120 years ago, at a time when people REALLY DID BELIEVE in fairies. These are tales from the forests and lane-side hedgerows as well as tales of fairy dances, which only ever occur at midnight under a full moon. And then there are tales of how lowly laborers applied their brains to a situation to win the hand of princesses and become kings of kingdoms. Plus there are other tales of how kings, forever protective of their precious princesses, set ever more difficult challenges to those wanting to win the hand of their daughters, who, of course, are the fairest and most beautiful in all the land! Ideal for parents, grandparents and lovers of fairy tales and of all things magic! In addition this is a unique collection for primary/elementary school libraries. TEACHERS read a page or two from each story at the end of the school day and have your students queuing up to hear the next part of the story day after day. Bibliographic Data ISBN, TITLE, # stories, #pages 978-1-909302-54-9 - Czechoslovak Fairy Tales 15 Stories, 236pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-55-6 - Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen 20 Stories, 398pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-23-5 - The Key of Gold - 23 Czech Folk Tales, 200pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-44-0 - The Shoemaker's Apron - 20 Czechoslovak fairy tales, 270pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-67-9 - Polish Fairy Tales 6 Stories, 192pg Illustrated. So, all-in-all, you will receive 84 stories and tales spread across 1,296 sumptuously illustrated pages. The 6th FREE ebook is Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World which contains 15 complimentary folk and fairy tales from the Abela catalogue. Go, find a comfy chair, and sit back with a hot toddy, and enjoy a change of scenery and a change of pace and be whisked away to a land far, far away where only magical things happen.
Description : This second volume of Gypsy Folk Tales contains stories, tales and legends from Transylvania, Slovakia, Moravia, Bohemia, Poland, England, Wales and Scotland. This book is a treasure chest of 39 classic illustrated Gypsy Folklore stories and makes fascinating reading for those interested in folklore in general, but especially for those interested in the Roma people. Francis Hinds Groome collated and prepared this collection, making only few changes and remaining true to the original stories, so to let the written story enchant us as if it were being presented in the vernacular. In his various other works, Groome raises the point that Europe possibly owes a great deal of its folklore heritage to Gypsies, who brought tales from East to West. If this is the case, then even the most rooted of Europeans must attribute a portion of their culture to the Gypsy lifestyle. Simply stated, these stories are their stories, but in an earlier form. The stories have been recently illustrated by Dutch artist Maggie Gunzel whose art has stayed true to the stories themselves. So take some time out and curl up with this book. Be swept back in time to another place, where the carefree lifestyle of the Gypsy rules and the burdens of today are forgotten - albeit temporarily. In buying this book you will have donated towards the relief of the underprivileged people of Romania through the Relief Fund for Romania.
Description : Quite in Theo. Gift's best vein are these stories adapted from the Birth Stories of Buddha. They teem with wit and satire-which will be fully appreciated by both adults and the children for whom they are written.Some of the tales seem strangely familiar, despite-or in consequence of-their Eastern origin. As is well known, many-nearly all, in fact-of the tales that have been told to children through the Ages are derived from the simple folk-lore of the imaginative Orient, and hence it is that a definite connection may be traced between the Birth Stories of Buddha and the nursery tales so dear to our own childhood. It suffices to say that these fairy tales, excellent in themselves, are rendered all the more entertaining on account of the choice illustrations from the brush of 0. Von Glehn, and the tasteful binding and general get-up of this latest addition to the mystic lore of nurserydom. Once more it is shown how much greater are the privileges of the child of to-day than those enjoyed by a former generation. "Of the books for youthful readers which year by year herald the return of Christinas, some rather more than average specimens have reached us. Fairy Tales from Ike Far East by Theo. Gift, are culled from Professor Rhys David's translation of the Birth, Stories of Buddha. They are skillfully arranged and adapted for the use of children by Theo. Gift. Each little tale, or fable, contains some simple homely moral." - Westminster Review