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Alamat ng Lamok (Legend of the Mosquito)

In the old days in a faraway kingdom, there was a little princess who had a habit of frolicking in puddles. She had a toy sword which she used to poke at the servants. It was her wont to weave stories which she whispered to the people of the kingdom.

As a result, the kingdom was beset with unhappy events. Read in this legend the origin of the mosquito and why it buzzes the ears and sucks blood.


Story by: Segundo D. Matias, Jr.

Illustrations by: Rowen T. Agarao


Filipino and English. Ages 8 and up.

Tags: legends, mosquito, origins, insects, puddles, lying, storytelling


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