Once upon a time there was a man who was very poor. He was so poor that he had to sell one thing after another to get food to keep from starving.
Category: Brazilian Folktales
Long years ago there lived a little boy whose name was Manoel. His father and mother were so very poor that they could not afford to send him to school.
Once long ago there lived a king who had a stupid son. His father sent him to school for many years hoping that he might learn something there.
Once upon a time there was a man and his wife who were very poor. The man earned his living making wooden bowls and platters to sell and worked early and late,
Long ago there was a man and woman who lived in a little mud hut under the palm trees on the river bank. They had so many children they did not know what to do.
Once upon a time a prince called D. Joaõ went hunting with a number of companions. In the deep forest he became separated from his comrades and soon found out that he was lost.
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