Legend,myth - Keep your dream and childishness, enjoy your stay here......

| About a Place Called Gabrielle's

Posted by admin at 2007, December 9, 2:52 PM
More of this topic in Story
Our story today is called "About a Place Called Gabrielle's". It was written by Robert Paul Smith.There are a hundred places in New York like Gabriel's. Up front is a small bar, in back there are a few booths and a half of dozen tables, the husband is the cook, and the wife takes care of the bar. It has a name which is the first name of the husband or the wife or the town where they came from -- Lois, Tony's, Estelle's, or Maria's, or the Calaberian or the Belonia.To many people in New York, one of these places is the nearest thing to home they would never know. People in New York have two neighborhoods, the one where they work, and the one where they live. The way the city is one man's office is next to another man's home. And the street that is one man's place to make a dollar is also ...

Tags: american story

| A Tall Tale

Posted by admin at 2007, December 9, 2:49 PM
More of this topic in Story
Today we tell a traditional American story called a tall tale. A tall tale is a story about a person who is larger than life. The descriptions in the story are exaggerated -- much greater than in real life.Long ago, the people who settled in undeveloped areas of America first told tall tales. After a hard day’s work, people gathered to tell each other stories. Each group of workers had its own tall tale hero. An African-American man named John Henry was the hero of former slaves and the people who built the railroads. He was known for his strength.Railroads began to link the United States together in the nineteenth century. The railroads made it possible to travel from one side of the country to the other in less than a week. Before then, the same trip might have taken up to six mo ...

Tags: american story

| Judge - Part Two

Posted by admin at 2007, December 4, 2:02 PM
More of this topic in Story
Here is the final part of the American story "Judge".When Charlie Hestle died, he left a wife and nine children. They lived on a small piece of land in a house with four rooms. Since John was the oldest boy, his mother told him he would have to take care of the family. He was sixteen. John went to Judge Don, the richest man in town, to collect a dollar for some corn the judge bought from John's father. Judge Don gave him the dollar, then he said John's father owed him some money. He said the farmer had borrowed forty dollars from him."When do you think you will pay me back the money you owe me?" the judge asked John. "I hope you are not like your father," he said, "he was a lazy man who never worked hard."During that summer, John worked on other people's farms all week. He worked on his ...

Tags: american story

| Judge - Part One

Posted by admin at 2007, December 4, 1:57 PM
More of this topic in Story
Our story today is called Judge. It was written by Walter D. Edmonds. We will hear part one of the story today.When Charlie Hestle died, he left a wife and nine children. They lived on a small piece of land in a house with four rooms. John was the oldest boy. He was 16 years old and tall for his age. After his father died, John's mother told him, he would have to take care of the family. So John went into the cornfield behind the small house. There was very little corn and very many weeds. His family needed corn and corn needed room to grow. John bent down and began pulling out the weeds.When John came in for supper that night, he told his mother that he had cleaned half the cornfield. She was surprised and immediately went outside to look at what he had done. While she was looking at th ...

Tags: american story

| The Devil And Tom Walker

Posted by admin at 2007, December 4, 1:50 PM
More of this topic in Story
Our story today is "The Devil and Tom Walker. " It was written by Washington Irving.Before we begin our story, let us go back 300 years to the late 1600s. In those years, one of the most famous men in the world was Captain William Kidd. Captain Kidd was a pirate. He sailed the seas, capturing any ships he found. He and his men took money from these ships. Captain Kidd hid this money in different places. Captain Kidd was captured by the English in Boston, Massachusetts and executed in the year 1701. From that time on, people all over the world searched in many places for Captain Kidd's stolen money.The people who lived in Massachusetts in the 1700s believed Captain Kidd buried some of his treasure near Boston. Not far from Boston was a small river which ran into the Atlantic Ocean. An old ...

Tags: american story

 

 

RSSRSS news feed

Stay up to date with the latest our news.
Click here to subscribe


 

Sponsored Links

 

Sponsored Ads

 

Entries by Tags