The Dutch Hotel in London is haunted – or is it? There are figures like ghosts who appear, including hotel staff from Victorian times, but they are more like time travellers. In this episode, the kids who live in the modern hotel – Nafsi and Yogi – travel back in time to meet some of the hotel staff of the past. They want to know the true story of the duel between the founders of the hotel, the Dutch twins.
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Two peasants are arguing about who owns a foal. A rich widow claims that her cart gave birth to it. Her poor neighbour is sure that his mare is the mother and the foal belongs to him. The poor man’s wise daughter helps him win the dispute, by solving some subtle riddles.
A man catches a monkey in a trap. All the animals that the monkey has tricked think he has tricked his last. But the monkey keeps on laughing. The Tiger and the Bear want to find out why the monkey thinks everything is funny. As a bonus, we read another story from our recent writing competition. Sponsored by Athletic Greens.
We celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with this special story set in the Dutch Hotel in which we hear about a Jubilee from times past. Sponsored by Wondery and their podcast, Little Stories Everywhere.
A story about clever Judith and brave Jimmy Mouse. A grand portrait of a cat is hanging on the wall of the cafe. The mice who live there are convinced it comes alive at night. What is the truth of the mystery? Sponsored by Athletic Greens.
This week we read YOUR stories. Here’s the three winners in our competition, A Day in the Life of a Famous Person.
Here are stories about mirrors. One is from Korea and the other is from Japan. In both stories, the main characters have never seen a mirror before, and are puzzled by their own reflections. The first story is funny and the second one is more touching.
Listen to our mysterious song with words from the famous poem of William Blake (and just a touch of the Jungle Book thrown in). By the way, it’s Blake’s old fashioned spelling of “Tyger.”