Short Stories Archive

Narinig mo na ba ang pangalang Gat Francisco Dagohoy? Marahil ay hindi pa. Si Gat Francisco Dagohoy ay isa sa mga bayaning hindi lubhang pamilyar sa mga bata. Ang kanyang kagitingan ay kinikilala lalong-lalo na ng mga taga-Bohol. Si Dagohoy ay tubong Boholano. Ang pinakamahabang pang-aaklas laban sa mga

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1. THE DINNER PARTY THE evening before he killed himself, Virgilio Serrano gave a dinner party. He invited five guests—friends and classmates in university— myself included. Since we lived on campus in barracks built by the U.S. Army, he sent his Packard to fetch us. Virgilio lived alone in

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One day a woman went out to find water. She had no water to drink, because all the streams were dried up. As she went along, she saw some water in a leaf. She drank it, and washed her body. As soon as she had drunk the water, her

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There came a day when the kingfisher (kobug [124]) had nothing to drink, and was thirsty for water. Then she walked along the bed of the brook, searching for a drink; but the waters of the brook were all dried up. Now, on that very day, the Maganud went

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The guavas were ripe, and Juan’s father sent him to gather enough for the family and for the neighbors who came to visit them. Juan went to the guava bushes and ate all that he could hold. Then he began to look around for mischief. photo from http://sayangtist.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/ He

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Once upon a time there lived in a certain pueblo a rich man who had a dog and a cat. His only daughter, of whom he was very fond, was studying in a convent in a city several miles distant and it was his custom, about once a week,

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The liver of the crow is “medicine” for many pains and for sickness. On this account the Bagobo kills the crow so that he may get his liver for “medicine.” The liver is good to eat, either cooked or raw. If you see a crow dead, you can get

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Narrated by Felix Y. Velasco, who heard the story from his grandmother, a native of Laoag, Ilocos Norte. from Filipino Popular Tales by Dean S. Fansler Once upon a time there lived in a small village on the border of a powerful kingdom a poor farmer, who had a

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A long time ago there was a young man whose name was Jackyo. He was very poor, and by his daily labor could earn barely enough for his food and nothing at all for his clothes. He had a little farm at some distance from the village in which

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This is a legend of Dumaguete, the capital of the province of Negros Occidental. From this town can be seen five islands, viz., Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Mindanao, and Siquijor. There is no one on the great island of Negros who does not love the name of Catalina. Even the

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