The Story of Zohak – The Serpent-King of Ancient Persia


    “In the very beginning of things, Ormuzd (Ahura Mazda) who is Goodness and Light, created the world and all that is good and beautiful in the universe. But for everything to which Ormuzd gave being, Ahriman, who is Darkness and Evil, created an opposite. Against love, he set hatred; against joy, sorrow; to …

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The Red Shoes


  "The Red Shoes" By Hans Christian Andersen (1845) (Source: http://hca.gilead.org.il/red_shoe.html) ONCE upon a time there was little girl, pretty and dainty. But in summer time she was obliged to go barefooted because she was poor, and in winter she had to wear large wooden shoes, so that her little instep grew quite red. In the …

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The Magnificent Pearl


"THE PEARL" John Steinbeck Context (Source: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/pearl/context.html) John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 1902. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Steinbeck, Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. Growing up in a rural valley near the Pacific coast, Steinbeck was an intense reader, and both his father, a …

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In the Throes of Intoxication


Premchand From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia     Premchand (pronounced [mʊnʃi preːm t͡ʃənd̪] (31 July 1880 – 8 October 1936), better known as Munshi Premchand, Munshi being an honorary prefix, was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindustani literature. He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth …

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