Story Theme: Courage

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The Girl Who Became Family With Ferns
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Four interwoven tales...

A policeman gets caught up in a storm so mighty that all he can do is cling to a lamp post for safety...

A hunter, up early to hunt the elk, finds himself unable to leave the house without taking some rather unlikely things with him...

A girl "with a storm in her head" takes refuge in the mountains, away from the rejection of people. But then she gets so lonely...

Faced with the young man with the intense desire to learn, the professor finds all his words coming out like cardboard, and gives up his job out of an intense desire to embody what he's been lecturing about...


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63:01 2011 Subscription info »
An Old Pair Of Boots
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Three interwoven tales...

An old man wears an old pair of boots until one boot wears out, and he finds that wearing one boot is worse than wearing no boots at all, but that's not exactly fun either...

A sailor's wife offers him an ultimatum: "give up your life of the sea, or give up our marriage", because she finds she can't bear the waiting, the not knowing whether he'll ever come home from his latest voyage...

A boy discovers a hidden creature in the forest, banished and unwanted, and brings him home, with transformative consequences for his whole family...
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55:26 2011 Subscription info »
The Turning Girl
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Three interwoven tales...

A little girl in an amusement park grapples with a decision that leaves her shaking...

A ferocious mercenary wakes up one morning with a strange sense that he has an important task to do -- but he can't remember what it is...

A young girl becomes famous across the kingdom for her rather unusual method of locomotion...
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62:34 2008 Subscription info »
The Prisoner Who Was Actually Free
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Three interwoven tales...

A Prisoner in the King's dungeons realises that the cell in which he has been rotting for ages is actually unlocked...

A desert explorer ignores all warnings and ventures into the dragon's territory...

A desperate man is pulled back from the brink of death by a small boy, and thereafter embarks on an extraordinary career...
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53:30 2009 Subscription info »
The Ogre and the Water of Life
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Three interwoven tales...

An old man rushes deliriously to the palace with a discovery that he is convinced will change the world...

A knight is disturbed by a mouse while preparing himself for battle...

An ogre meets a mermaid whose love transforms him...
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48:25 2010 Subscription info »
The Knight Who Thrived On Fear
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Three interwoven tales...

A man, petrified most of his life, gets a most shocking and unwelcomed visit...

A courageous knight, upon receiving a summons by the king, experiences fear for the first time in his life...

A queen, faced with a room in the palace all others were afraid to enter, decides to take on the task for herself...
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65:06 2008 Subscription info »