Minsan nagtampo ang buwan sa araw at ito’y kanyang kinamuhian.  Inggit ang dahilan ng lahat. Naiinggit siya sa araw, dahil ito’y mas sikat at hinahangaan ng mga tao kaysa sa kanya.  Samantalang siya’y simbolo lamang ng malalagim na bagay.  At kung minsan ay ginagawang palatandaan ng kabaliwan!

May isang tahanang malaki’t marikit, Langit ang bubungan at lupa ang sahig. Bawat silid nito’y may bundok na dinding, Dagat at batisan ang siyang salamin. Palamuti naman ang tanang bulaklak, Tala at bituin ang hiyas na sangkap. Maraming laruang nakapagtataka: Isdang lumalangoy, ibong kumakanta…

Noong araw, ang bigas ay hindi kilala rito sa ating bayan.  Ang kinakain ng ating mga ninuno ay mga bungangkahoy, gulay, isda, ibon at mga maiilap na hayop na kanilang nahuhuli sa kagubatan.  Hindi sila marunong magbungkal ng lupa.  Hindi rin sila marunong mag-alaga ng hayop. Kapag sa isang pook na tinitigilan nila ay wala na silang makuhang isda, gulay, bungangkahoy at mga hayop ay lumilipat sila sa ibang pook.

Part 1. Timoway, a datu of Sirangan, had a wife who was about to give birth. But he wanted to go to other places "to sharpen the tools" of chiefs and increase his income. His wife refused to allow him to go because there would be no one to assist her in her labor. But her husband insisted since they did not have anything to support their child with. So the wife finally consented.

There are two fables, the one in Japan and the other in the Philippine Islands, which have many traits in common, and the intercomparison of which may perhaps be of some interest to Ethnologists.

O! maningning na Diyos Espiritu Santo Ilawan Apo[1] ninyo ang pag-iisip ko Nang maging tapat sa pagsasalaysay ko Ng kasaysayan ng isang tao.

Tuwaang, the hero, is introduced as a craftsman adept at making leglets, engraving finger rings, and moulding chains. He calls his sister who hurries out of her room with a box of betel chew; she walks daintily to her brother, sits at his right side, offers him betel chew, and hears what he has to say.

Horse to carabao: Don't you envy me? You work most of the time, live in this fly-infested dirty corral, and get only hay.  I am used little, get grass and have a clean stable.  Why don't you growl and snap at our master tomorrow so he won't hitch you to the plow?

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