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Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

By the side of a wood, in a country  a long way off, ran a fine streamof water; and upon  the stream  there stood a  mill. The  miller’s housewas close by, and the  miller, you must know,  had a very beautifuldaughter. She was, moreover, very shrewd and clever; and the miller wasso proud  of her, […]

02Mar
2012
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Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

A poor woodman  sat in  his cottage  one night,  smoking his  pipe bythe fireside, while his  wife sat  by his side  spinning. «How  lonelyit  is, wife,» said he, as he puffed out a long curl of smoke, «for youand me  to sit here by  ourselves, without any  children to play  aboutand amuse  us while other […]

02Mar
2012
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The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom

There was once a  miller who had  one beautiful daughter,  and as shewas grown up, he was anxious that she should be well married andprovided for. He said to himself, «I will give  her to the firstsuitable man who  comes and asks  for her  hand.» Not  long after  asuitor  appeared, and  as  he appeared to […]

02Mar
2012
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Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood)

Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood)

Once upon a time there  was a dear little girl  who was loved byeveryone who looked at  her, but  most of  all by  her grandmother,  andthere  was nothing that she would not  have given to the child.  Onceshe gave her  a little cap of red velvet,  which suited her so  wellthat she would  never wear […]

02Mar
2012
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Mother Holle

Mother Holle

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters; one of themwas beautiful and industrious, the other  ugly and lazy. The mother,however, loved the ugly and lazy one best, because she was her owndaughter, and so the other, who was only her stepdaughter,  was made todo all the work  of the house, […]

02Mar
2012
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The Mouse, The Bird, And The Sausage

The Mouse, The Bird, And The Sausage

Once upon a time, a mouse, a bird, and a sausage, entered intopartnership and set up house together.  For a long time all  went well;they lived  in great comfort, and prospered so far as  to be able to addconsiderably  to their stores. The bird’s duty was to fly daily into thewood and bring  in fuel; […]

02Mar
2012
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The Valiant Little Tailor

The Valiant Little Tailor

One summer’s  morning a  little tailor  was sitting  on his  table bythe window; he was in good spirits, and sewed with all his might. Thencame  a peasant woman  down  the street  crying:  «Good jams,  cheap!Good  jams, cheap!» This  rang  pleasantly in  the  tailor’s ears;  hestretched  his delicate head out of  the window, and called:  «Come […]

02Mar
2012
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Fundevogel

Fundevogel

There was once  a forester who  went into the  forest to hunt,  and ashe entered it he heard a sound of screaming as if a little child werethere. He followed the sound, and at last came to a high tree, and atthe top  of this a little child  was sitting, for the  mother had fallenasleep  […]

02Mar
2012
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rapunzel-audio

Rapunzel

The audio book here! There were once a man and a woman who had long in vain wished for a child. At length the woman hoped that God was about to grant her desire. These people had a little window at the back of their house from which a splendid garden could be seen, which […]

02Mar
2012
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The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partlet

The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partlet

1. How They Went To The Mountains To Eat Nuts «The nuts  are quite  ripe now,»  said Chanticleer  to his  wifePartlet, «suppose we go  together to  the mountains,  and eat  as manyas we  can, before the  squirrel takes  them  all away.»  «With  all myheart,»  said Partlet, «let us go and make a holiday of it […]

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