Pourquoi tales
 

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The ant and the Bear

​Pourquoi tales are a type of legend used to explain natural occurrences in nature. For example, these tales explain why earthquakes and volcanoes occur, why the planets revolve around the sun, and why there are stars in the sky. Pourquoi tales also explain why animals look the way they do.
 
The story in Reading Street is the story of that uses the pourquoi tale (legend) to explain the cycle of day and night.
 
Day and night explanation

The ant and the Bear
 
 

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