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15 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 15 minutes read time.

16 min read

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

* Story contains bad language

An old woman is cruel to a sparrow - and is repaid in kind.

13 min read

The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab

A monkey deceives a crab, but his greed catches up with him.

13 min read

The Man Who Made The Trees Blossom

* Story contains bad language

A kind old man is lucky, while a jealous neighbour suffers from his envy.

15 min read

The Adventures of Kintaro, The Golden Boy

The tale of a brave boy samurai, and his adventures with his animal friends.

14 min read

Princess Hase, a Story of Old Japan

Princess Hase has a cruel stepmother, but she remains kind.

14 min read

Princess Kwan-Yin

Kwan Yin is a beautiful princess who listens to her heart instead of her father.

14 min read

The Man Who Would Not Scold

A deceitful man called Wang is punished when he steals a duck from his neighbour.

13 min read

The Strange Tale of Doctor Dog

A strange tale about a sick girl, her loving father and a doctor dog.

13 min read

The Two Jugglers

Two jugglers create an astonishing trick for an emperor - but was one delicious peach worth it?

15 min read

The Nodding Tiger

A tiger kills an old woman's son - but finds ways to make amends.

17 min read

The Mad Goose and the Tiger Forest

A poor slave girl and a mad goose help an old miser break the spell upon him.

14 min read

Giauna the Beautiful

* Story contains bad language

Giauna is beautiful but also kind, and can heal the sickness of others.