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HOW THE OSTRICH GOT HIS LONG NECK.

Mr. Ostrich was a sober minded, serious husband, who was always willing to assist his wife in her family duties. "My Dear", he said to her one evening, when their large clutch of eggs seemed almost ready to hatch, "my black feathers can not be seen in the darkness, so I will guard our eggs [...]

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OLURONBI

Onikaluku jeje ewure (everyone promised to offer a goat) Ewure, ewure (goat, goat) Onikaluku jeje aguntan (everyone promised to offer a sheep) Aguntan bolojo (A fleshy sheep) Oluronbi jeje omo re (Oluronbi promised to offer her child) Omo re apon bi epo (Her child who is as light skinned as palm oil) Oluronbi O! (Oluronbi [...]

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ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP.

There once lived a poor tailor, who had a son called Aladdin, a careless, idle boy who would do nothing but play all day long in the streets with little idle boys like himself. This so grieved the father that he died; yet, in spite of his mother’s tears and prayers, Aladdin did not mend [...]

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THE DOG’S DREAM TO FLY.

Once upon a time there was a dog that wanted to fly like a bird. So he found a tree and climbed it. There was a bird at the top of the tree that said you are a silly dog. You are not a bird, you can not fly. So the doggy said how can [...]

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“UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN”

In a modest little house up on Brandon Hill there lived a brother and a sister, dearly devoted to each other. In their youth, their mother had died, followed by their father, and then the two siblings had been sent to live with a great-uncle of theirs, who was sober only one out of seven [...]

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ASHAKI THE GREAT HUNTER.

Once upon a time, in the African Tribe known as Lacewood, there was a girl named after her beauty, Ashaki. Her skin black as night, lips red as blood and her teeth as white as snow. Ashaki had turned out to be the most successful hunter and gatherer in all of Lacewood, surpassing her mother. [...]

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THE TORTOISE WITH A PRETTY DAUGHTER.

There was once a king who was very powerful. He had great influence over the wild beasts and animals. Now the tortoise was looked upon as the wisest of all beasts and men. This king had a son named Ekpenyon, to whom he gave fifty young girls as wives, but the prince did not like [...]

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THE STORY OF THE LIGHTNING AND THE THUNDER.

In the olden days the thunder and lightning lived on the earth amongst all the other people, but the king made them live at the far end of the town, as far as possible from other people’s houses. The thunder was an old mother sheep, and the lightning was her son, a ram. Whenever the [...]

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THE NIGHT BEFORE MID TERM BREAK…

At exactly 6:30am my bedside clock alarm went off. This was something I ought to have gotten used to but for some reason the usual “cock crow “ring tone instilled a certain emotion in me. I couldn’t decide if I was beginning to panic or I was just afraid. This emotion had become my reality [...]

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MY NIGERIAN BOARDING SCHOOL EXPERIENCE.

Dear Diary, I’m Nene Umeh , my friends call me Nenny. I live in Delta state and I am so excited about travelling to Niger state to complete my Secondary School Education. I am from a family of four, just my parents and my baby brother Naetochukwu. I have been up since 3am, and for [...]

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