Juan and The Crabs

Brooklyn’s Folktale Lesson this quarter starts with this cute story.

Children Story

In many parts of the Philippines, there are stories about the funny adventures of a naughty, lazy and stupid boy. He is called by different names in different parts of the Philippines. In this story, he is called Juan Pusong, the name by which he is known among the Visayans.

One day, Juan was sent to the market by his mother to buy some crabs for dinner. At the market, Juan chose five crabs and put them in his basket. On his way home, he passed by a group of boys playing marbles. He sat down to watch. Soon he heard the crabs making a noise as they moved from one side of the basket to the other. This annoyed Juan so he opened the basket and shouted at them, “So, you want to go home already? All right, you run home first to tell mother that I shall be…

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8 thoughts on “Juan and The Crabs

  1. That’s a funny story but has a lesson in it. We should be careful on stepping away from our duty and finding other interest, many a times when we do this we forget what we were required to do with not so nice consequences, the boy may get punished, repremanded for getting home late, or you could be late for an interview and loose the job that you were looking for since you were doing something contrary to what you were supposed to and arrived late for the it

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  2. HAHHAHA 😂 Hi Ate Janis! I remember this story back in my childhood days, I used to tell this story to my little cousins and we all both laughing at it, cause Juan was so lazy and let those crabs go home first thinking that they truly did. It was actually a humourous story but the lesson on it was worth hearing especially in todays generation. ❤️ Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. It’s nice that schools still incorporate these old tales in their curriculum…

      Nice story you’ve got there Rosell! I am sure your little cousins learned a lot from it 😀 😀 😀


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