Short Stories

The Swallow and the Crow by Aesop

The Swallow and the Crow had an argument one day about their plumage. Said the Swallow: “Just look at my bright and downy feathers. Your black stiff quills are not worth having. Why don’t you dress better? Show a little pride!” “Your feathers may do very well in spring,” replied the Crow, “but—I don’t remember …

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The Story of Virginia by Livy

It was agreed between the nobles and the commons that, to make an end of disputing about the laws, ambassadors should be sent into Greece, and especially to Athens (which city and its lawgiver, Solon, were held in high repute in those days), to learn what manner of laws and customs they had, and to …

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The Story of the Potter

Yudhisthira was the name of a poor potter who lived in a certain kingdom. One night, when he was returning after drinking more than he should, he stumbled and fell over some pots. When he got up, he saw blood was oozing out of his forehead. There was a deep cut due to a broken …

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