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Ashputtel

Ashputtel

The wife of  a rich man  fell sick; and  when she felt  that her enddrew nigh, she called her only daughter to her bed-side, and said,«Always be a good girl, and  I will look  down from  heaven and watchover you.»  Soon afterwards she shut her eyes and died,  and was buriedin the garden;  and the […]

02Mar
2012
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The Miser In The Bush

The Miser In The Bush

A farmer had a faithful and diligent servant, who had worked hard forhim three years, without having been paid any wages. At last it cameinto  the man’s head that he would not go on thus without pay anylonger; so he went to his master, and said, «I have worked  hard for youa long time, I  […]

02Mar
2012
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Clever Elsie

Clever Elsie

There was once a man who had  a daughter who was called Clever Elsie.And when she had grown up her father  said: «We will get her married.’«Yes,» said the  mother, «if  only someone  would come  who would  haveher.»  At length a man came from a distance and wooed her, who wascalled Hans;  but he stipulated […]

02Mar
2012
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The Pink

The Pink

There was once  upon a time  a queen to  whom God had  given nochildren. Every morning she  went into the  garden and  prayed to Godin heaven  to bestow on her a son or a daughter.  Then an angel fromheaven came to  her and said: «Be at rest, you shall have a son with thepower of […]

02Mar
2012
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Snowdrop

Snowdrop

It was the middle of  winter, when the broad  flakes of snow werefalling around, that the queen of a country many thousand miles off satworking at her window. The frame of the window  was made of fine blackebony, and  as she sat looking out upon the snow, she pricked herfinger, and three drops of blood […]

02Mar
2012
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Sweetheart Roland

Sweetheart Roland

There was once  upon a  time a  woman who  was a  real witch  and hadtwo daughters, one ugly and wicked, and this one she loved because shewas her own daughter, and one beautiful and good, and this one shehated,  because she was her stepdaughter. The stepdaughter once had apretty apron,  which the other fancied  so […]

02Mar
2012
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Frederick And Catherine

Frederick And Catherine

There was  once a  man called  Frederick: he  had a  wife whose  namewas Catherine, and they  had not long  been married. One  day Fredericksaid. «Kate! I am  going to  work in the  fields; when  I come back  Ishall  be hungry so let me have something nice  cooked, and a gooddraught of  ale.» «Very well,» said  […]

02Mar
2012
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The Little Peasant

The Little Peasant

There was a certain village wherein no one lived but really richpeasants, and just one poor  one, whom they  called the little  peasant.He had  not even so much as a cow, and still less money to buy one, andyet he and his wife did so wish to have  one. One day he said  to her:«Listen, […]

02Mar
2012
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The Old Man And His Grandson

The Old Man And His Grandson

There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dullof hearing, his knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardlyhold the spoon, and spilt the broth upon  the table-cloth or let it runout  of his mouth. His son and his son’s  wife were disgusted at this,so the  […]

02Mar
2012
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Clever Gretel

Clever Gretel

There was once a  cook named Gretel,  who wore shoes  with red heels,and when she walked out with  them on, she turned  herself this way andthat, was quite happy and thought: «You  certainly are a pretty girl!’And  when she came home she drank, in her gladness of heart, a draughtof wine,  and as wine excites […]

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