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1001 Stories Collection

The Tiger's Whisker

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Added on 08th July 2020

Oral tradition An Indonesian story

Asia Fables
1001 , Audio , Text

Trust has to be earned and that can take patience.

Story

A daughter is refusing to speak to her mother. The mother asks a wise woman for help. The wise woman sends her to fetch a tiger’s whisker. It takes time and patience to gain the tiger’s trust and get the whisker. Use the same skills with your daughter the wise woman tells the mother.

Why we chose it

The Tiger’s Whisker is one of the stories in The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection. It is a story about patience and trust.

Where it went next

A version can be found in The Tiger’s Whisker and Other Tales from Asia and the Pacific by Harold Courlander. It is one of the stories in 147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell by Chris Smith.

Associated stories

A story from Korea tells of a wife who finds that she cannot talk to her husband since he returned from the war. The same remedy is suggested and the message about patience and trust is the same.

Added on 08th July 2020

Oral tradition An Indonesian story

Asia Fables
1001 , Audio , Text

Story Resources

  • The Tiger's Whisker story text PDF (280.648 KB)
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