Tag Archives: English Stories on Courage

Malachite Casket: Ural folk tale by Pavel Bazhov

Malachite Casket: Ural folk tale by Pavel Bazhov

Pavel Bazhov is best known for his collection of fairy tales The Malachite Box, based on Ural folklore and published in the Soviet Union in 1939. In 1944, the translation of the collection into English was published in New York City and London. Later Sergei Prokofiev created the ballet The Tale of the Stone Flower based on one of the …

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Fight, Manju, Fight!: Sigrun Srivastav

Fight, Manju, Fight!: Sigrun Srivastav

Fight, Manju, Fight!: Sigrun Srivastav – Manjula Parelkar knew she was no Hussain. She could never be, not with those hands of hers, those claw-like malformed fingers, just two of them, two on each hand. Why her hands too? Wasn’t it enough that her feet were deformed; ending in two massive moon-shaped toes pointing at each other, the hard nails …

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Dance away your fears: Inspirational Teachers Day Story

Dance away your fears

Deepak hated the stage but this Teachers Day it was all set to change. Dance away your fears: Story by Manjari Shulka Deepak was reluctant to go to school, as the instructions from his class teacher rang in his mind. Yesterday, he had made it mandatory for all the students to participate in the Teachers Day celebrations. His mother sensed …

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Miracle Park: Story on importance of playgrounds in child development

Miracle Park: Story on importance of playgrounds in child development

Twelve year old Anil had just finished his breakfast when he heard his name being called. He came out. It was Azhar his best friend. “Have you heard Anil?” “Heard what Ajju?” Anil sighed and asked. It was Azhar’s habit to start every conversation with a question. “Someone is trying to destroy our Park and build a shopping complex in …

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Ghosts On The Verandah: Story By Ruskin Bond

Ghosts On The Verandah

Bibiji, my neighbour, a warm, attractive woman in her early thirties, is fond of odd, macabre stories, most of which have their setting in her village near Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India). The other night Bibiji launched into an account of various types of ghosts she had known – the ghosts of immoral women – churels -who appeared naked with their …

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Friends Again: Inspirational Story of Classmates

What is Mythological Significance of Holi?

“Come on Anmol, you can do it”, shouted Rohan. Anmol and Rohan were class six students of Saint Francis High School. The inter-house cross country for the junior group was in its last phase. Anmol, who was in Shivaji House, had completed the stretch from the school canteen, the starting point of the race, to the Stadium. Now all that …

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Animal Story For Children: Black Stripes Of Tiger

Black Stripes Of Tiger - Dr. Manjari Shukla

Many years ago the tiger did not have black stripes on his tanned body. Very few people know the secret story behind the appearance of these stripes. Once, long ago, a monkey had a birthday party and invited many of his friends, rabbit, squirrel, cat, dog, bear and of course, his best friend tiger. Monkey had decorated his house beautifully, …

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