23Jul
2013
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angel-andersen

The Angel

Every time a good child dies, an angel of God comes down to earth. He takes the child in his arms, spreads out his great white wings, and flies with it all over the places the child loved on earth. The angel plucks a large handful of flowers, and they carry it with them up […]

24Apr
2012
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An old story has a new read

An old story has a new read

The internet has transformed the most traditional things in our culture. Of course, online access has caused people to shop, communicate, and gain information in an entirely different way. But we even do things like consume classic literature and new versions of those classics in a different way, as visitors to I Tell You A […]

01Mar
2012
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The World’s Fairest Rose

The World’s Fairest Rose

There was once a mighty Queen, in whose gardens were found the most glorious flowers at all seasons of the year and from all countries of the world. But best of all she loved roses, and therefore she had all possible varieties of this flower, from the wild dog rose, with its apple-scented green leaves, […]

01Mar
2012
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The Windmill

The Windmill

On the hill there stood a windmill stately to look at and very proud of itself. “But I’m not proud at all,” it said, “though I’m much enlightened, outside and inside. On the outside I have the sun and moon, and for inward use, too; and I also have wax candles, oil lamps, and tallow […]

01Mar
2012
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The Will-o’-the-Wisps Are in Town

The Will-o’-the-Wisps Are in Town

There was a man who once had known a great many new fairy tales, but he had forgotten them, he said. The fairy tale that used to come to visit him of its own accord no longer came and knocked at his door; and why didn’t it come any more? It’s true that for a […]

01Mar
2012
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The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans

Far, far away where the swallows fly when we have winter, there lived a King who had eleven sons and one daughter, Elisa. The eleven brothers, Princes all, each went to school with a star at his breast and a sword at his side. They wrote with pencils of diamond upon golden slates, and could […]

01Mar
2012
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The Wicked Prince

The Wicked Prince

Once upon a time there was a proud and wicked prince who thought only about how he might conquer all the nations of the earth and make his name a terror to all mankind. He plunged forth with fire and sword; his soldiers trampled down the grain in the fields, and put the torch to […]

01Mar
2012
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Which Was the Happiest?

Which Was the Happiest?

“Such lovely roses!” said the Sunshine. “And each bud will soon burst in bloom and be equally beautiful. These are my children. It is I who have kissed them to life.” “They are my children,” said the Dew. “It is I who have nourished them with my tears.” “I should think I am their mother,” […]

01Mar
2012
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What the Whole Family Said

What the Whole Family Said

What did the whole family say? Well listen first to what little Marie said. It was little Marie’s birthday, the most wonderful of all days, she imagined. All her little boy friends and girl friends came to play with her, and she wore her prettiest dress, the one Grandmother, who was now with God, had […]