A fisherman had two sons named Armin and Merlin, and when they came of age he brought them out into the sea to fish with him. He showed the two how to build a basket out of reeds and told them “Now build your own baskets. Gather up as many clams as you can find […]Continue reading "The Fisherman’s Sons"
T here was once a prince who lived in a palace filled with ceremonies and festivals. The prince was brought up with all the prince-like courtesies, and he knew all the musics and customs. He spoke every right word and was praised by the kingdom as an honest and just prince– fit to take the […]Continue reading "The Faceless Prince"
O nce there was a picky princess. Her clothes were always pretty and her laces, shoes and dresses were always made new each day by the palace tailor. The people called her the most beautiful girl in the kingdom. She would never go out of her room without being made up – a task which […]Continue reading "The Picky Princess"
T here was once a boy who asked too many questions, and his mother did not have the wits to answer him. One day, when the boy asked a difficult question the mother said to him “you will find all your answers if you go to the end of the west.” The boy’s eyes lit […]Continue reading "The End of the West"
T there was once a great city with a king who loathed to see peasants lying on the streets and wanted them out of his sights, for he wanted his kingdom to be the most beautiful and happy of all the land. One year, he created a small village outside the city near the forest, […]Continue reading "The Gold Plated Kingdom"