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The Four Clever Brothers

The Four Clever Brothers

«Dear children,» said a poor man to his four sons, «I have nothing togive you; you must  go out  into the  wide world and  try your  luck.Begin  by learning some craft or another, and see  how you can get on.’So the  four brothers took  their  walking-sticks  in their  hands,  andtheir  little bundles on their shoulders, […]

02Mar
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The Fox And The Cat

The Fox And The Cat

It happened that the cat  met the fox in a  forest, and as she thoughtto herself: «He is clever  and full of experience,  and much esteemed inthe world,» she spoke to him  in a friendly way. «Good  day, dear MrFox,  how are you? How is all with you? How are you getting on in thesehard […]

02Mar
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The Three Languages

The Three Languages

An aged count once lived in Switzerland,  who had an only son, but hewas stupid, and could learn nothing. Then said the father: «Hark you, myson, try as I will I can get nothing into your head. You must go fromhence,  I will give you into the care of a celebrated master, who shallsee what  […]

02Mar
2012
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Clever Hans

Clever Hans

The mother of Hans said: «Whither away, Hans?» Hans answered: «ToGretel.» «Behave well, Hans.»  «Oh, I’ll behave  well. Goodbye, mother.’«Goodbye, Hans.» Hans comes to Gretel. «Good day, Gretel.» «Good day,Hans. What  do you bring that is good?» «I bring nothing, I want to havesomething  given me.» Gretel presents  Hans with  a needle, Hans  says:«Goodbye,  Gretel.» […]

02Mar
2012
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The Turnip

The Turnip

There were two brothers who were both  soldiers; the one was rich andthe other poor.  The poor  man thought  he would  try to  betterhimself;  so, pulling off his red coat, he became  a gardener, and dughis ground  well, and sowed turnips. When the seed came up, there was  one plant bigger than all the rest;and […]

02Mar
2012
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The Juniper-Tree

The Juniper-Tree

Long, long ago, some two thousand years or so, there lived a rich manwith a good and beautiful wife. They loved each other dearly, butsorrowed much that they had no children.  So greatly did they  desire tohave one,  that the wife prayed for it day and night, but still theyremained childless. In front of the […]

02Mar
2012
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The Elves And The Shoemaker

The Elves And The Shoemaker

There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest:but still he could not earn enough to live upon; and at last all he hadin the world was gone, save just leather enough to make one pair ofshoes. Then he cut his leather out, all ready to make up the next day, […]

02Mar
2012
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The Queen Bee

The Queen Bee

Two kings»  sons once  upon  a time  went into  the  world to  seektheir fortunes; but they  soon fell into  a wasteful foolish  way ofliving,  so that they  could not  return home  again. Then  theirbrother,  who was  a little insignificant dwarf, went out to seek forhis brothers: but when he had found them  they only laughed  […]

02Mar
2012
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The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids

The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids

There was once  upon a time  an old goat  who had seven  little kids,and loved them with all  the love of  a mother for her  children. Oneday  she wanted to go into the forest and fetch some food. So she calledall  seven to her and said: «Dear children, I have to go into theforest, be […]

02Mar
2012
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The White Snake

The White Snake

A long time ago there  lived a king who was  famed for his wisdomthrough all the land. Nothing was hidden from him, and it seemed as ifnews of the most secret  things was  brought to  him through  the air.But he  had  a strange custom; every day after dinner, when the tablewas cleared, and no one […]

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