Brooklyn’s Folktale Lesson this quarter starts with this cute 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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