Ang isang mayamang ama’y may dalawang anak na kapwa lalaki.  Hiniling ng batang anak na ang ganang kanya sa kayamanan ng kanyang ama ay ibigay na sa kanya.  Nang makuha na nang bunso ang kanyang mana ay tumungo sa malayong bayan at nilustay ang kabuhayang ipinagkaloob ng ama.

There was once a lizard. She was a friend of the deer. The lizard said, Friend, take care of my child because I am going to catch fish. While I am away do not dance because you might step on my child. then she left.

A dog was once lost in the forest by hunters.  Not being able to find his way back, he wandered through the forest in search of something to eat.  After a few days of unprofitable search for food, he became very thin and weak.  He had not tasted anything except water, for several days.  One day as he was walking listlessly and staggeringly under the trees, he saw by chance a crow that had a piece of meat in her beak.

A deer passes a carabao plowing in the field: I pity you, carabao; you are always working for others.  After the rice has grown, you're not allowed near it.  I go where I please. A few days later, hunters carry the deer tied to pole, pass the place where carabao is still working.

Minsan may isang magandang dilag na sinusuyo ng halos lahat ng kalalakihan sa nayon. Ngunit ang magandang dilag ay tila mapili o sadyang pihikan.  Sa dinami-rami ng mga manliligaw nito’y wala pa ring mapili. Ayon sa magandang dilag, hindi lang panlabas na anyo ang batayan nito sa pagpili ng lalaking mapapangasawa.  Ang hinahangad nito ay isang lalaking mamahalin siya ng lubos.  

Ito ang epiko ng mga Manobo na nagsasalaysay tungkol sa buhay ni Tulalang.  Siya ang panganay na anak ng isang mag-asawang mahirap.

Nakapagtataka kung bakit may pulang palong ang mga tandang.  Kapansin-pansin din na kapag pulang-pula ang palong ng tandang ay magilas na magilas ito.  Para bang binata na nagpapaibig sa mga dalaga.

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!

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