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Stories from Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore’s Gitanjali may be my favorite book of poetry. His short stories are also wonderful.

Once upon a time there was a king.

When we were young, we understood all sweet things; and we could detect the sweets of a fairy story by an unerring science of our own. We never cared for such useless things as knowledge. We only cared for truth. And our unsophisticated little hearts knew well where the Crystal Palace of Truth lay and how to reach it. But today we are expected to write pages of facts, while the truth is simply this:

There was a king.