13Mar
2013
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Little One Eye, Little Two Eyes and Little Three Eyes

There was a woman who had three daughters, the eldest of whom was called Little One Eye, because she had only one eye in the middle of her forehead; the second. Little Two Eyes, because she had two eyes like other people; and the youngest, Little Three Eyes, because she had three eyes, one of […]

03Nov
2012
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Hansel And Gretel

Illustration by Giada Aprile. Near a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter and his wife, and his two children; the boy’s name was Hansel and the girl’s Grethel. They had very little to bite or to sup, and once, when there was great dearth in the land, the man could not even gain the […]

22Apr
2012
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thumbling

Thumbling // Audio book

In the first story, Thumbling, a poor childless peasant couple wishes for a child “no matter how small” aloud. Seven months later the wife has a small child “no longer than a thumb” which they call “Thumbling” and who becomes a “wise and nimble creature.” Thumbling as he grows wishes to help his father in […]

02Mar
2012
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Snow-White And Rose-Red

There was once a poor widow who lived in a lonely cottage. In front ofthe cottage was a garden wherein stood two rose-trees, one of which borewhite and the  other red  roses. She  had two  children who  were likethe  two rose-trees, and one was  called Snow-white, and  the otherRose-red.  They were as good and happy, […]

02Mar
2012
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Cat-Skin

Cat-Skin

There was once a king, whose queen had hair of the purest gold, and wasso beautiful that her match was not to be  met with on the whole face ofthe earth. But this beautiful queen fell ill,  and when she felt thather  end drew near she called the king to  her and said, «Promise methat […]

02Mar
2012
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Iron Hans

Iron Hans

There was once upon a time a king who had a great forest near hispalace, full of all kinds of wild animals. One day he sent out ahuntsman to shoot him a roe, but he did not  come back. «Perhaps someaccident has  befallen him,» said the king, and  the next day he sentout two more […]

02Mar
2012
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King Grisly-Beard

King Grisly-Beard

A great king of a land  far away in the East  had a daughter who wasvery beautiful, but so  proud, and  haughty, and  conceited, that  noneof  the princes who came to ask her in  marriage was good enough forher, and  she only made sport of them. Once upon a time the  king held a great […]

02Mar
2012
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The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was

The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was

A certain father had two  sons, the elder of  who was smart andsensible, and could do  everything, but  the younger  was stupid  andcould  neither learn nor understand anything, and when people saw himthey said: «There’s a fellow who will give his father  some trouble!’When anything had to  be done, it was always the elder who […]

02Mar
2012
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The Salad

The Salad

As a merry  young huntsman was  once going briskly  along through awood, there came up a little  old woman, and said to  him, «Good day,good  day; you seem  merry enough,  but I  am hungry  and thirsty;  dopray  give  me something to eat.» The huntsman took pity on her, and puthis hand in  his pocket and […]

02Mar
2012
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The Wedding Of Mrs Fox

The Wedding Of Mrs Fox

First Story There was once upon a time an  old fox with nine tails, who believedthat his wife was not faithful  to him, and wished to  put her to thetest.  He stretched himself out under the bench, did not move a limb,and behaved as if he were stone dead. Mrs Fox went  up to her […]

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