Children’s Corner

Jeremiah grumbles all the time that America has lost touch with her proper values – values like hard work and self-reliance that he learned as a child.  So, here is a collection of classic children’s stories with proper American values.

  • Easy Constitution – We present here a plain language version of America’s founding document, for children and non-English readers.
  • The Little Red Hen – This is the text from Project Gutenberg, of an old English folk tale republished in America in 1918.  This long version does a better job of describing the hen’s labor to produce the bread.
  • The Grasshopper and the Ants – Aesop’s fable from the 6th century B.C.  This is the original version, including the classic drawing by Milo Winter.  The internet is rife with sarcastic versions, wherein the state compels the ants to support the grasshopper.
  • A Message to Garcia – The classic essay by Elbert Hubbard, originally published in his Philistine newsletter, March 1899.