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1001 Stories Collection

The Couple Who Refuse To Speak

Added on 26th June 2020

Oral tradition South Asian folktale

In this folktale from Asia find out why talking to each other is so important.

Story

A quarrelsome couple learn the cost of not communicating

Why we chose it

This was one of the stories in The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection.

Where it came from

There are a number of stories from South Asia, the Middle East and Europe about couples who refuse to speak, generally for petty or ridiculous reasons and they frequently suffer indignity or disaster as a result.

Added on 26th June 2020

Oral tradition South Asian folktale