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Katerina And The Bright Falcon
THERE ONCE LIVED a prosperous landholder who had three grown daughters. One day, when the last of the snow lay in little piles beneath the cherry trees, he prepared to set out for the fair. “I am off,” he said, shrugging into his heavy coat and stepp
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A MAN CLOTH’D in GOAT-SKINS
ALEXANDER SELKIRK RACED after the wild goat as it bounded ahead of him up a steep slope. His calloused feet hardly felt the rocky ground. The Scottish sailor grinned, remembering when he’d been too slow to catch a healthy goat. The desperate animal s
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Once Upon A Time In A Deep, Dark Mine
In memory I hold a vision of my grandpa grooming one of his Shetland ponies on his farm in the 1940s. He was expecting a family to visit that evening—a possible sale. “But you know, Millie,” he said to me as, brush in hand, he gently stroked the pony