Buried Treasure

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(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)
(Sabina Hahn for WBUR)

Putting your nose to the grindstone. Pulling your own weight. Buckling down and going the extra mile.

These are all idioms, or expressions, about hard work.

In today’s story, we’ll meet two brothers who aren’t big on hard work… until they’re sent on a search for treasure!

Our story is called “Buried Treasure.” You’ll find variations on this tale in many places, including Africa, South Asia, and parts of Europe. There’s also a version in Aesop’s Fables.

We recorded this episode before a live audience of very enthusiastic kids and grown-ups at KCRW’s Annenberg Performance Studio in Santa Monica, California. On stage were some actors whose voices you’ve heard in many Circle Round stories: Feodor Chin, Joe Hernandez, and Jessica Rau.

This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Nora Saks. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.


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