What does it take to be a hero? Massive strength? Incredible height? Infinite power? Not necessarily. Often, it's quick wit, a courageous heart, or unselfishness that evokes the hero inside of us. Even when we are simply reading about the valiant acts in these stories, we can feel our own inner hero rising to the occasion, echoing that need we all have to be better human beings. The heroes in these tales emerge from all over the world, including: Switzerland ("William Tell"), Japan ("Lord Bag of Rice"), South America ("Josesito the Brave"), and Rumania ("Stan Bolovan and the Dragon").