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The Goose-Girl

The Goose-Girl

The king of a great  land died, and left his  queen to take care oftheir only child. This  child was a  daughter, who was  very beautiful;and  her mother loved her dearly, and  was very kind to her.  And therewas a  good fairy too, who was fond  of the princess, and  helped hermother to  watch over […]

02Mar
2012
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Cat And Mouse In Partnership

Cat And Mouse In Partnership

A certain cat had made the acquaintance  of a mouse, and had said somuch to her about  the great  love and  friendship she  felt for  her,that  at length the mouse  agreed that they  should live and  keep housetogether. «But we must make  a provision for  winter, or else  we shallsuffer  from hunger,» said the cat; […]

02Mar
2012
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The Frog-Prince

The Frog-Prince

One fine evening a young  princess put on her  bonnet and clogs, andwent out to take  a walk by  herself in  a wood; and  when she came  toa  cool spring of water, that  rose in the  midst of it, she  satherself down  to rest a  while. Now  she had  a  golden ball  in herhand, which  […]

02Mar
2012
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The Willow-Wren And The Bear

The Willow-Wren And The Bear

Once in summer-time the bear and the wolf were walking in the forest,and the bear heard a bird singing so beautifully that he said: «Brotherwolf, what bird is it that sings so well?» «That is the King of birds,’said the wolf, «before  whom  we  must bow  down.»  In  reality thebird  was  the willow-wren. «If that’s […]

02Mar
2012
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The Fisherman And His Wife

The Fisherman And His Wife

There was once a fisherman who lived  with his wife in a pigsty, closeby the seaside. The fisherman used to go out all day long a-fishing; andone day, as he sat on the shore  with his rod, looking at the sparklingwaves and watching his line,  all on a  sudden his float  was draggedaway  deep into […]

02Mar
2012
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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

There was a king who had twelve beautiful daughters. They slept intwelve beds all in one room; and when they  went to bed, the doors wereshut  and locked up;  but every  morning their  shoes were  found to  bequite  worn through as if they had been danced in all night; and yetnobody could find out how […]

02Mar
2012
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The Dog And The Sparrow

The Dog And The Sparrow

A shepherd’s dog had a master who took  no care of him, but often lethim suffer the greatest hunger. At last he could bear it no longer; sohe took to his heels, and off he ran in a very sad and sorrowful mood.On the road he met  a sparrow  that said  to him,  «Why are  […]

02Mar
2012
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Briar Rose

Briar Rose

A king and queen once  upon a time reigned in  a country a great wayoff, where there were in those days fairies. Now this king and queen hadplenty of money, and plenty of fine clothes to wear, and plenty of goodthings to eat and drink, and a coach to ride  out in every day: butthough […]

02Mar
2012
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The Straw, The Coal, And The Bean

The Straw, The Coal, And The Bean

In a village dwelt a poor old  woman, who had gathered together a dishof beans and wanted to cook them. So she made a fire on her hearth, andthat it might burn the quicker,  she lighted it with  a handful ofstraw.  When she was emptying the beans into the pan, one droppedwithout her observing it, […]

02Mar
2012
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Old Sultan

Old Sultan

A shepherd had a faithful dog, called Sultan, who was grown very old,and had lost all his teeth.  And one day when the  shepherd and his wifewere standing together before the  house the shepherd said,  «I willshoot  old Sultan tomorrow morning,  for he is  of no  use now.» Buthis wife  said, «Pray let the poor […]

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