One evening the firefly was on his way to the house of a friend, and as he passed by the ape’s house, the latter asked him: My, Firefly, why do you carry a light? The firefly replied: Because I am afraid of the mosquitoes. Oh, then you are a coward, are you? said the ape.   No, I am not, was the answer.  

Ang guro at ang kanyang mga estudyante ay naglalakad sa isang bulubunduking lugar.  Malayo pa ang kanilang lalakbayin.  Ang mga estudyante ay nakaramdam na ng gutom.  Wala naman silang nadaraanang puno na may bunga para makapitas sila ng makakain.  Dalawang batis na ang kanilang dinaanan.  Uminom silang lahat sa dalawang batis.  Napawi naman ang kanilang uhaw.  Ang hindi lang nawala ay ang nararamdaman nilang matinding gutom.

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.

Ang Bukal ng Tiwi ay isa sa magaganda at natatanging pook sa Pilipinas. Ito ay may layong higit-kumulang na apatnapung kilometro sa Lunsod ng Legaspi sa Bikol.  Ang Bukal ng Tiwi ay pinagdarayo ng ating kababayang Pilipino at mga dayuhang turista dahil sa mainit na tubig na sinasabing gamot sa iba't-ibang karamdaman.

Ang epikong Bidasari ng Kamindanawan ay nababatay sa isang romansang Malay.  Ayon sa kanilang paniniwala, upang tumagal ang buhay ng tao, ito'y pinaalagaan at iniingatan ng isang isda, hayop, halaman o ng punongkahoy. Ang salaysay ng Bidasari ay ganito:

One stormy day, a monkey was standing by the shore of a river, wondering how he could get to the other side.   He could not get over by himself; for the water was deep, and he did not know how to swim.   He looked around for some logs; but all he saw was a large crocodile with its mouth wide open, ready to seize him.   He was very much frightened; but he said, Oh, Mr. Crocodile, please do not kill me!

Once upon a time there grew in a forest a large camanchile tree with spreading branches.  Near this tree grew many other trees with beautiful fragrant flowers that attracted travellers.  The camanchile had no fragrant flowers; but still its crown was beautifully shaped, for the leaves received as much light as the leaves of the other trees.  But the beauty of the crown proved of no attraction to travellers, and they passed the tree by.

Listen then while I narrate at length The life of Lam-ang Because his mother conceived him that month. She did not abstain from any edible fruit: Tamarind fruits tender and thin as bamboo strings, Kamias, daldaligan,

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