Folk-lore and Legends: Oriental

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The East is rich in Folklore, and the lorist is not troubled to discover material, but to select only that which it is best worth his while to preserve. The conditions under which the people live are most favourable to the preservation of the ancient legends, and the cultivation of the powers of narration fits the Oriental to present his stories in a more polished style than is usual in the Western countries. The reader of these tales will observe many points of similarity between them and the popular fictions of the West—similarity of thought and incident—and nothing, perhaps, speaks more eloquently the universal brotherhood of man than this oneness of folk-fiction. At the same time, the Tales of the East are unique, lighted up as they are by a gorgeous extravagance of imagination which never fails to attract and delight. - Summary by Charles John Tibbits

(4 hr 51 min)


Prefactory Note 1:26 Read by Larry Wilson
The Cobbler Astrologer 27:36 Read by Farnood
The Legend of the Terrestrial Paradise of Sheddád, the Son of 'A'd 12:34 Read by Farnood
The Tomb of Noosheerwân 10:42 Read by Annyiee Hill
Ameen and the Ghool 15:48 Read by Annyiee Hill
The Relations of Ssidi Kur 9:12 Read by Farnood
The Adventures of the Rich Youth 7:53 Read by MaryAnn
The Adventures of the Beggar’s Son 13:41 Read by Farnood
The Adventures of Massang 11:52 Read by DrPGould
The Magician with the Swine’s Head 17:25 Read by Marta A
The History of Sunshine and his Brother 12:04 Read by Marta A
The Wonderful Man who overcame the Chan 6:17 Read by Marta A
The Bird-Man 7:29 Read by cjedkins
The Painter and the Wood-carver 7:08 Read by Marta A
The Stealing of the Heart 8:35 Read by Pinchcliff
The Man and his Wife 6:16 Read by Annyiee Hill
Of the Maiden Ssuwarandari 9:59 Read by Farnood
The Two Cats 7:49 Read by Annyiee Hill
Legend of Dhurrumnath 4:12 Read by Annyiee Hill
The Traveller’s Adventure 9:03 Read by Farnood
The Seven Stages of Roostem 14:11 Read by Farnood
The Man who never Laughed 17:58 Read by Larry Wilson
The Fox and the Wolf 39:19 Read by Annyiee Hill
The Shepherd and the Jogie 2:23 Read by Larry Wilson
The Perfidious Vizier 10:16 Read by Larry Wilson