King Alfred and The Cakes
A long time ago in England there was a king called Alfred. Back then a king did not have an peaceful life, there was war every month. He was the only person who could bring his army into battle.
There were terrifying, and crude people called the Danes. The Danes were battling the English and won every battle they fought in.
Once in a great battle, the Danes destroyed and broke up the English army. Most had to run for their lives. The king quickly escaped by himself.
The king was exhausted and starving, but soon the king encountered a woodcutters hut. He asked the woodcutters wife to give him food. The woodcutters wife did not know that he was the king, and she said she would if he could watch three cakes that were in the oven.
The king was watching them for a bit, but soon he started to think about how to get his army back together. Soon the woodcutters wife came back and saw the cakes burnt up to nothing. She was very angry. Some say she even beat the king with a stick.
No one knows if the king got his supper that night, but the next morning he got his army back together and beat the Danes in a huge battle.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Three Little Pigs
Once there was and old Sow who had three little pigs. She let them go so they could seek their fortune. The first pig met a man with a bundle of straw. The pig asked “May I have some of that straw to build a house?” The man let him use the straw to make a house.
A wolf came and asked the pig if he could come in. The pig yelled “Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!”
The wolf declared “Then I’ll huff and puff and blow your house down!” He blew the house down and gobbled up the little pig.
The second pig met a man with a bundle of sticks. The pig asked “May I have some of that sticks to build a house?” The man let him use the sticks to build a house.
Later the wolf came and asked the pig if he could come in the house. The pig screamed “Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!”
The wolf demanded “Then I’ll huff and puff and blow your house down!” He blew the house down and swallowed the little pig.
The third pig met a man with a bundle of bricks. The pig asked “May I have some of those bricks to build a house?” The man let him use the bricks to build a house.
After he built the house, the wolf came and asked the pig if he could come inside. The pig yelled “Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin!”
The wolf growled “Then I’ll huff and puff and blow your house down!” He tried hard but he could not blow the house down.
Trying to be nice, the wolf asked the pig if he wanted to go to Mr. Smith’s cabbage field at six o’clock tomorrow. The pig answered yes, but the next day he woke up at five o’clock and went to the cabbage field early so he could trick the wolf. At six o’clock the wolf came to the pig’s house and asked “Are you ready to go?”
The pig proudly told the wolf “Ha, I have already been to the cabbage field and carried a nice potful home for dinner.”
The wolf was very angry but still trying to be nice. He told the pig that there was a nice apple tree and to be there at five o’clock. At four o’clock the pig started picking apples. Later the wolf came when the pig was still in the tree. He asked the pig “How are the apples?”
The pig replied “Good, I will throw one to you.”
When the wolf went to pick it up, the pig climbed down and ran back to his house.
Still confident, the wolf went to the pig’s house and told the pig “There is a fair tomorrow, will you come?”
The pig answered “I will come, what time will you be ready?” The wolf told the pig to be there at 3 o’clock.
The next day the pig went to the fair at 2 o’clock and bought a butter-churn. When he saw the wolf coming, he hid inside the butter-churn and it rolled down a hill toward the wolf. Scared, the wolf ran back to the pig’s house and told him about the weird thing that came rolling at him.
The pig proudly crooned “Ha, I bought a butter-churn and I rolled down at you.”
Stomping on the ground, the wolf was so angry he climbed up the house and slid down the chimney. Quickly the pig put a big pot in the chimney. When the wolf slid down the chimney and into the pot, the pig closed the lid and cooked the wolf. Soon he had a wonderful stew for dinner.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Once there was a Little Old Lady and a Little Old Man. They baked gingerbread in the shape of a boy.
The gingerbread boy ran out the door and went into a barn full of threshers.
He yelled “I’ve run from a Little Old Woman, a Little Old Man, and you can’t catch me I’m a gingerbread boy”. They tried to catch him but they couldn’t.
He ran into a field full of mowers and boasted “I’ve run from a
Little Old Man, a Little Old Woman, a barn full of threshers, and you can’t catch me I’m a gingerbread
boy.” They couldn’t catch him. either
He ran to a cow and pig and told them “I ran from a Little Old Woman, a Little Old Man, a barn full of threshers, a field full of mowers, and you can’t catch me I’m a gingerbread
boy.” They tried to catch him and they couldn’t.
Then he went to a fox and said “I have run from a Little Old Woman, a Little Old Man, a barn full of threshers, a field full of mowers, a cow and a pig and you can’t catch me I’m a gingerbread boy.” The fox caught him and ate him till he was gone.
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Monday, January 5, 2015
THE DOG IN THE MANGER
Once a Dog went into an Ox’s manger to nap while the Ox was doing its afternoon work. The Ox came back to the manger and saw the doge sleeping there. He wanted to eat the straw in the manger, but the Dog woke up in a rage attempting to bite him. The Ox finally gave up and said:
“Ah, people often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves”
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Monday, November 24, 2014
Once there was a wolf. He found it difficult to catch and eat a sheep because the shepherd and his dogs were protecting the sheep. One time when he was strolling down to the sheep, he saw a sheep skin that had been thrown aside. He wore it and went to the sheep. A baby sheep saw the wolf wearing its mother’s skin, and it followed him around. Later the wolf feasted on the lamb.
Appearances are deceptive
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Once there was a Fox who was strolling through a forest when he saw a bunch of grapes on a high branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst” he burst out. He stepped back a few paces then jumped but he missed the bunch of grapes . He tried again, again, and again, but he could not reach it he walked away with his nose in the air whining “I’m sure they are sour.”
It is easy to hate what you cannot get
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
King Darius liked Daniel, but the presidents and princes hated him. They wanted to kill Daniel, but they couldn’t find anything wrong with him.
The presidents and princes had an idea and brought a decree to the king. It said everyone should worship the king for thirty days. If they didn’t, they would be thrown into the lion’s den. The king signed the decree.
Daniel still prayed to his God so the presidents and princes brought him to the king. The king was sad, but he had to follow the law.
Daniel was thrown into the lions den. King Darius hoped he would survive. The next morning the king rushed to the den. He found Daniel alive. Daniel exclaimed “I am alive because my God protected me.” ⊙U⊙
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