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Three Little Piggies- Bedtime Story

Main piece: “There is the story about the three little pigs. They are brothers and there is a lazy lazy one, a lazy one, and a hard-working one. They build three houses. Each one builds one house, all out of different materials. One of them built it really quick and was like ‘yeah whatever’, the… Continue Reading »

The Crab and the Monkey

Informant: I got one. It’s a folktale from when I was younger.   Interviewer: Is it like, a Brazilian or a Japanese tale?   Informant: It’s Japanese… I don’t remember who told me the tale, it’s very common knowledge in Japan. It might’ve been in daycare. Does it matter?   Interviewer: Not really. What is… Continue Reading »

The Tiger’s Whisker – Korean Folktale

TEXT: Once upon a time, there was a woman with a husband who had just come back from a war. When her husband came back from the war, he was a different person. He used to be very kind and loving and stuff. But after the war, he was very harsh and short-tempered. He would snap… Continue Reading »

Why You Can Never Keep Glass on the Floor: Puerto Rican Tale

Is this tale well known in Puerto Rico? L.O. – “Nah, this is just something which was told to my father, and he told it to me.” How does the story go? “So, there was a man in my dad’s like, village, or his small town, and he’d just always leave his dishes on the… Continue Reading »