Tibetan Folk Tales

Shelton published in Tibet is situated, north of the Himalayas.

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Posted by Laura Gibbs Rating: One day he went out to hunt and traveled and traveled up hill and down. So the king called the head-man's wife and gave her many gifts and made her husband chief head-man of his kingdom. Now, you may all return to your homes. Then Nyema made a feast for all the people and gave them a happy time for a period of seven days. So he gave a big jump and his front feet caught and loosed a big rock that fell on his back and killed him.

It is the highest region on earth and is often referred to as 'the roof of the world. A prince's wife follows her mother's advice and through it saves many lives and is worshiped. If the yak is blind he will tumble off the road. A old man cruel to a bird is killed by a man in a squash.

Tibetan Folk Tales Translated By A. L. Shelton

The shepherd will protect his flock of sheep and without power can save a hundred lives. A rabbit refuses to pay homage to a lion, but manages to trick him to save his life. To your foe do not give a promise, for he carries a sword. When life ends you may arise and have peace with Droma, but nevertheless it's a great calamity when the rock rolls down the mountain and takes your life. The Ingratitude Of Man. A magic ghost snake chokes a king. Whatever you have promised make it not as changeable as a loop in a string, but as firm as a line on a rock.

The Man And The Ghost. A man out walking meets a ghost and is frightened, so he pretends to also be a ghost.

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by A.L. Shelton

Tibetan Folk Tales, by A.L. Shelton, [], full text etext at prog40.ru prog40.ru: Tibetan Folk Tales (): Frederick Hyde-Chambers, Audrey Hyde-Chambers: Books.

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Tibetan Folk Tales

Gift for a friend to a friend. Often Folk Tales are transplanted by people from another culture, thereby diminishing the clarity and quality of the original tales and their meaningful messages.

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This book is exceptional, with the author's carefully care taking native tales of Tibet and transposing them into English, with remarkable results. Allowing the Tibetans to 'speak' through their stories gives these tales an enduring, engaging quality. This book was a gift. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Tibet, Buddhism, Folk Tales or well told stories. See all 3 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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