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"A train stops at a railway station. A young woman jumps off. She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, and a distracted air. She looks Indian, yet she is somehow not. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping. The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea. Here, among pilgrims, priests, and ashrams, three old women disembark only to encounter the girl once again. What is someone like her doing in this...
In "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", a courageous mongoose becomes the loyal pet of a small boy, and protects him and his family from two evil cobras who live in their garden. Hiawatha's boyhood is gracefully brought to life against a background of authentic Native American music in this excerpt from Longfellow's classic poem. Based on the famous African American ballad "John Henry", this story tells of the legendary contest to the death, between a spirited man...
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