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| THE GIANT AND PASTARIS (a Latvian folk tale)

Posted by admin at 2006, July 19, 3:32 PM
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Once upon a time a giant kidnapped a young fisherman named Pastaris. The giant carried Pastaris into a great palace."Here you'll stay," said the giant. "Do not light a fire, no matter what happens!" Pastaris heard a terrible wailing. The next night the same thing happened. On the third night Pastaris decided he must build a fire so he could see where the wailing was coming from, so he decided to use a flint and tinder to light a candle. When the room lit up, the giant stormed into Pastaris' room. "You disobeyed me!" he thundered, and he carried Pastaris to a tall mountain and left him at the top. For two days Pastaris sat there, but on the third day he decided to climb down. When he reached the bottom of the mountain, he walked through the forest, and came upon four men standi ...

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| The inventingest inventor (an American tall tale)

Posted by admin at 2006, July 19, 3:28 PM
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Now, everyone knows the world has all kinds of liars. There are the fellas who lie for their own benefit, and they don't care how the lies make you feel. And there are the liars who try to make you think that they think you're the smartest or the prettiest or the most wonderful person in the world only because they want something from you.But the best liars are the liars who love a lie so much they'll go on forever telling you the whole whopping story. Those kinds of liars will stay up long after midnight telling you their tales. Those liars, in fact, don't want a thing from you. They only want to spin a yarn. People say that's the kind of liar Bergstrom Stromberg was. Bergstrom Stromberg was the fellow who always told stories about his great-uncle, Febold Feboldson, the famous ...

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