Philippine Folk-Tales

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,500 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.6
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 1,434
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8104
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Myth, Post-1930
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ese strings that are wrapped all about me. If you will, I will help you whenever you call upon me."

Benito released the bird and asked it its name. It replied, "Sparrow-hawk," and flew away. Benito continued his journey until he came to the seashore. There he could see no way of getting across, and, remembering what the King had said if he failed, he stood looking out over the sea, feeling very sad. The huge King of the Fishes saw him, and swam toward him. "Why are you so sad?" asked the Fish.

"I wish to cross the sea to find the beautiful Princess," replied the youth.

"Get on my back and I will take you across," said the King of the Fishes.

Benito rode on the back of the Fish and crossed the sea. As soon as he reached the other side, a fairy in the form of a woman appeared to him, and became a great aid to him in his adventure. She knew exactly what he wanted; so she told him that the Princess was shut up in a castle guarded by giants, and that he would have to fight the giants before he could re

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