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The Seven Ravens

The Seven Ravens

There was once a  man who had  seven sons, and last  of all onedaughter. Although the little girl was very pretty,  she was so weak andsmall  that they thought she  could not  live; but  they said  sheshould  at once  be christened. So the father  sent one of  his sons in  haste to the  spring to […]

02Mar
2012
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Doctor Knowall

Doctor Knowall

There was once upon a time a poor peasant called Crabb, who drove withtwo oxen a load of wood to the town,  and sold it to a doctor for twotalers. When the money  was being  counted out  to him,  it so  happenedthat  the doctor was sitting at table, and when the peasant saw how wellhe […]

02Mar
2012
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The King Of The Golden Mountain

The King Of The Golden Mountain

There was once a  merchant who had  only one child, a  son, that wasvery young, and barely able to  run alone. He had  two richly ladenships  then making a voyage upon the seas, in which he had embarked allhis wealth, in the hope of making great  gains, when the news  came thatboth were  lost. Thus […]

02Mar
2012
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The Twelve Huntsmen

The Twelve Huntsmen

There was once a king’s son who had  a bride whom he loved very much.And when he was sitting beside her and  very happy, news came that hisfather lay sick unto death,  and desired to  see him once  again beforehis  end. Then he said to his beloved:  «I must now go and  leave you, Igive […]

02Mar
2012
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The Water Of Life

The Water Of Life

Long before you or I  were born, there reigned, in  a country a greatway off, a king who had three sons.  This king once fell very ill—so illthat nobody thought he  could live. His  sons were very  much grieved attheir father’s sickness; and as  they were walking  together verymournfully  in the garden of the palace, […]

02Mar
2012
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The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

There was  a man  who had  three sons,  the youngest  of whom  was called Dummling, and was despised, mocked, and sneered at on every occasion. It happened that the eldest wanted to go into the forest to hew wood,and before he went his mother gave him a beautiful sweet cake and abottle  of wine in […]

02Mar
2012
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The Raven

The Raven

There was once a queen who had  a little daughter, still too young torun alone. One day the  child was very troublesome,  and the mothercould  not quiet it, do  what she would.  She grew impatient,  andseeing the  ravens flying round the castle, she opened the window, andsaid: «I wish you were a raven and would […]

02Mar
2012
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The Blue Light

The Blue Light

There was once upon  a time a  soldier who for many  years had servedthe king faithfully, but when  the war came  to an end  could serve nolonger because of the many wounds  which he had received.  The king saidto  him: «You may return  to your  home, I  need you no  longer, andyou will  not receive […]

02Mar
2012
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The Fox And The Horse

The Fox And The Horse

A farmer had a horse that had  been an excellent faithful servant tohim: but he was now grown too old to work; so the farmer would give himnothing more to eat, and said, «I want you no longer, so take yourselfoff out  of my stable; I shall not take you  back again until you arestronger […]

02Mar
2012
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Lily And The Lion

Lily And The Lion

A merchant, who had three daughters, was once setting out upon ajourney; but before he went he asked each  daughter what gift he shouldbring  back for her. The  eldest wished  for pearls; the  second forjewels; but  the third, who was called Lily, said, «Dear  father, bringme a rose.» Now  it was no easy task to […]

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