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Sheep & Wolves

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A herd of sheep lived in a forest. There were all kinds of sheep in the herd: fat and lean; young and old; white and grey. And there were sheep with horns as well. There also lived a pack of wolves adjacent to where the sheep lived. The sheep were easy prey for the wolves,…

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Princess & Forest

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

A princess had been sitting in the window of their palace since morning, refusing to eat anything. When nothing worked, the king was told about the princess. “O my sweetheart, what makes you so sad? Is there anything I can do for you, my lovely princess? Your sadness is spreading its wings to my heart,”…

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White Duck

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

The sun had stopped shining over the lake. The summer was over, winter about to begin, to freeze everything that black ducks called home. It was time for the birds to migrate to warmer regions to spend their winter. The entire colony of the birds was getting ready to begin their long flight. While the…

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Old Man & Boy

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

It was very cold one Wednesday morning in December. An old man in rags was sitting idle outside a town school. The sky was overcast, as if just minutes from snowing. The old man was frail, his hands trembling, his wrinkled cheeks red. Young students, in neat and warm school uniforms, were coming in, all…

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Hero of Maple Town

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John had just landed in Maple Town, where his father had been transferred to. Lean, little John had to leave behind his friends and good company. In Maple Town, things were different. The surroundings were green and clean, but many a kid there was rather rough. One boy in particular, named Steel, who was known…

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Village Thief

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Deep in the Himalayas, there was a small village, an abode to people who were unknown to trickery and wars. They were artists and artisans, who hadn’t seen much of the outside world. A wicked thief came to the village once, and, sensing the villagers’ lack of knowledge, spread a lie: “A monster that destroyed…

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Hunter & Two Parrots

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

A hunter once walked to the jungle. He was hunting for pretty birds to capture. After trying very hard for many hours, he was getting exhausted and discouraged, as all his attempts to cage a bird or two had been in vain. The disheartened hunter sat under a tree to rest for a little while…

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Mouse & Eagle

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

A brown mouse was sitting quietly in a corner of a bus stop. The mouse was sad. There also lived an eagle on the roof of the bus stop, and she was always looking out for prey. The mice were her favourite. The eagle spotted the mouse, but the rush of the people around didn’t…

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Dove With Red Dots

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

It was only October, but the weather was freezing cold in Varmaska. The houses along the narrow street leading to the city centre were deserted. A few hundred people inhabiting Varmaska had locked themselves inside their homes. It was very cold for the birds as well, who were not prepared for the early winter. “What…

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Ali & the Sunset

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Ali had prepared really hard for the race. So, when the day came, he was certain of his victory. Everyone was on his mark, ready to go, when the referee blew his whistle. Others were no match to Ali’s speed. Ali was way ahead of others. He touched the finish line at the end of…

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