Every nation has its own traditional and cultural stories. Those stories that we called folktales. This group is created to share our folktales that we heard from our grandmothers. It's very interesting to tell the stories in our own words and in a simple way.

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A Funny Folktale:

There once lived a monk called Shan, in a village in China. He had earned a great name for himself. But he was very arrogant. Qui Jun heard of his arrogance and wanted to teach the monk a lesson. He went to meet Shan who neither greeted him nor acknowledged his presence. Just then a servant of the monk came with a message: "The son of an army officer is here to see you."

The monk said, "I will go and greet him." Shan welcomed the son of the army officer with respect. After the army officer's son had departed Qui Jun asked Shan the reason for his double-faced behavior  "Why is it that you greeted the army officer's son so respectfully, yet behaved so arrogantly towards me?" Shan the Monk had a quick reply: "Please don't get me wrong. For me greeting means not greeting and not greeting means greeting."

Qui Jun understood the monk's mischief and hit him hard on his head with his stick. "According to your logic, beating you means not beating and not beating you means beating. Therefore, I have to give you a beating," said Qui Jun. Shan immediately realized the folly of his actions and started showing respect to everyone he met, irrespective of their status.

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  • Thanks dear Maia for your participation in my group. It's a kind gesture from you... you are welcome:)

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  • Hello everyone! Thanks Bright-rubies for creating this group, thanks Aija for your invitation. I'm very happy to be one of the members in this group. I like to read the folktales, it helps me to know more about the cultures and customs of many countries in the world. Also, It helps me to improve my English. I like this group very much!

  • Hi Asma, and all MyEC friends who joined my group, you are welcome in my humble group. thanks for joining us here and thanks Aija for invitation, too.

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  • Thanks so much dear Aija for inviting me to this wonderful group.I'm glad to join you!

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  • Thank you Aija for your invitation.

    In my country there are a lot of folktales, for kids the most, some stories are true are anothers are fantasies or fairytales.

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