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The Snow Queen

17/08/2011

There is a legend that, once upon a time, a beautiful fairy, the Snow Queen, lived on the highest, most solitary peaks of the Alps. The mountain folk and shepherds climbed to the summits to admire her, and everyone fellhead over heels in love with her. Every man would have given anything, including his life, […]

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The Ass’s Shadow

12/08/2011

A man hired an ass from another man. He paid him two shillings to lend him the ass for the day. It was a very hot day, and both men wanted to stand in the ass's shadow, so that they might be cool. But there was only room for one of them. "Go away," said […]

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Honesty

05/08/2011

                                 Teacher: What excuse have you got for being late to school? John: (breathlessly) Well, I ran so fast that I didn't have time to think of one.

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