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Stories from around the world, told in English, for children to read along with.

Children's story told in English Simon&Susan

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Stories from around the world, told in English, for children to read along with.

    Hercules and the lazy man

    Hercules and the lazy man

    Hercules and the lazy man

    A man was once driving a heavy load along a very muddy way in a cart. Finally, he came to a part of the road where the wheels sank half-way into the mud, the more the horses pulled, the deeper the wheels sank. So, the man threw down his whip, knelt down, and prayed to Hercules the Strong. "Oh Hercules, help me out of this mess." He said. But Hercules appeared to him, and said:

    "Tut, tut, man, don't lie there grovelling and begging for help. Get up and put your shoulder to the wheel! Help those horses with your own effort!"

    And, the moral is.

    The gods help those that help themselves.

    The Wolf and the Kid

    The Wolf and the Kid

    The Wolf and the Kid

    A Kid, (the proper name for a baby goat) was perched up on the top of a house, and looking down, saw a Wolf passing by under him. Immediately he began to shout at his enemy. "You murderer! You rotten thief !" he cried, from the safety of his high perch. "What are you doing here? You’re lucky I’m up here, if I were down there, I’d kick you to bits and pieces! How dare you show yourself! Do you think no one knows what a rascal you are? Run away before I lose my temper!"

    "Curse away, my young friend," said the Wolf. "It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."

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