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1001 Stories Collection

Always Do As You're Told

1001 alwaysdoasyoure told
Added on 25th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian folktale

Asia Fables
1001 , Audio

A comical, cautionary folktale about following instructions to the letter.

Story

A humorous story that shows that obeying instructions to the letter can lead to disaster

Why we chose it

Always do as you’re told was part of The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection. These stories are particularly suitable for learning to retell.

Where it came from

Storyteller Adele Moss recorded the story for our first audio collection. She heard it from Maya Benjamin, an excellent teenage storyteller….

Where it went next

A good written version titled Five Men in a Cart can be found in Indian Tales edited by Shenaaz Nanji and Christopher Corr.

Added on 25th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian folktale

Asia Fables
1001 , Audio