The Story of the Money in the Sacks

Bible Stories Joseph continued to act in the same manner even after he was elevated to the position of ruler over all of Egypt. It was not Joseph’s manner to take a seat, to relax and enjoy himself, or to demand the attention of others while he did so. Almost immediately, he was successful in identifying his task and getting started on doing it in an honest and diligent manner. He traveled over the whole of Egypt and saw how prosperous and plentiful the grain fields were, providing much more than the population was able to consume for their own … Continue reading The Story of the Money in the Sacks

The Fisherman and His Soul

by Oscar Wilde A Summary In the story “The Fisherman and His Soul,” a young fisherman falls in love with a mermaid and wishes nothing more than to wed her, but he is unable to do so because it is impossible for a person to have a soul and live a life under water. As he visits his priest, the priest tells him that his soul is his most valuable property and that the soulless mermen are doomed to perish. He goes to different merchants to try to sell his soul, but they all tell him that it is not … Continue reading The Fisherman and His Soul


short Story by Oscar Wilde Summary “The Young King” relates the story of an illicit child who was raised as a shepherd by the recently deceased king’s daughter of a country that will remain nameless. The sixteen-year-old boy, who is his sole successor, is taken to the palace to ascend to the throne. There, he is astonished by the splendour of his new home and anxiously awaits the delivery of his beautiful crown, sceptre, and robe in preparation for his coronation the next morning. He is tormented by three distinct dreams throughout the course of the night, one for each … Continue reading THE YOUNG KING

The Birthday of the Infanta

By Oscar Wilde Summary In the tale “The Birthday of the Infanta,” courtiers of the King of Spain find a short man (a dwarf) with a hunched back in the woods. The king’s daughter, Infanta, celebrates her twelfth birthday, and the hunchback’s father sells him to the palace as a mockery figure so that the Infanta would have something entertaining for her to do on her special day. Her birthday is the one occasion on which she is permitted to interact with children of various ages, and she looks forward with great excitement to the many celebrations that are planned … Continue reading The Birthday of the Infanta

The Story of the Grasshopper and the Owl

Aesop’s Fables 8 The Owl never sleeps at night; she usually sleeps during the day. Then, after the sun had set, as the pink light from the sky began to fade and the darkness began to gently rise through the woods, out she came fluttering and blinking from the old hollow tree. Now her strange “hoo-hoo-hoo-oo-oo” resonates through the calm wood, and she starts her quest for the insects and beetles, frogs, and mice that she enjoys eating so very much. Now, there was a specific elderly Owl who, as she got older, had developed a reputation for being quite … Continue reading The Story of the Grasshopper and the Owl

A Tale of the Crow and the Pitcher

Aesop’s Fables 10 During a stretch of dry weather when there was little water available for the birds to drink, a thirsty Crow discovered a pitcher that had a few drops of water in it. But because of the pitcher’s height and its narrow neck, the Crow was unable to get any of the water inside of it, no matter how hard he tried. The poor creature had the impression that he was about to pass out from thirst. Then he had a thought pop into his head. He took a handful of the smaller stones and placed them one … Continue reading A Tale of the Crow and the Pitcher

The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse

The Mouse in the City and the Mouse in the Country Aesop’s Fables 3 Once upon a time, a town mouse travelled to the country to see a relative who resided there. The country mouse offered a meal consisting of wheat stalks, roots, and acorns, along with a splash of cold water for a beverage. The Town Mouse ate very little, simply nibbling on a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and it was quite clear from the way that she behaved that the only reason she ate the basic food was to be kind. Following … Continue reading The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse

Who will Bell the Cat

Aesop’s Fables 2 Once upon a time, the mice had a gathering in order to come up with a strategy on how they might become free from their adversary, the cat. At the very least, they hoped to discover some method for determining when she would arrive, so that they would have some chance to escape. They lived in such continuous terror of her claws that they barely ever ventured to emerge from their burrows, regardless of the time of day or night. In fact, something had to be done about it. There were several proposals considered, but none of … Continue reading Who will Bell the Cat

The Wolf and the Crane-

Aesop Fables 5 Once, a wolf caught and killed a rabbit and was eating it. Along with the meat, a piece of bone became lodged in his throat. The wolf cried out in great pain, unable to swallow or spit anything out. The wolf cried to all animals and birds that came by and asked them to help him by removing the bone stuck in his throat. He said whoever removes this bone will be rewarded with whatever they ask for. At last, a passing crane agreed to remove the bone from the wolf’s throat. With its long beak, the … Continue reading The Wolf and the Crane-