02Mar
2012
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Iron Hans

Iron Hans

There was once upon a time a king who had a great forest near hispalace, full of all kinds of wild animals. One day he sent out ahuntsman to shoot him a roe, but he did not  come back. «Perhaps someaccident has  befallen him,» said the king, and  the next day he sentout two more […]

02Mar
2012
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King Grisly-Beard

King Grisly-Beard

A great king of a land  far away in the East  had a daughter who wasvery beautiful, but so  proud, and  haughty, and  conceited, that  noneof  the princes who came to ask her in  marriage was good enough forher, and  she only made sport of them. Once upon a time the  king held a great […]

02Mar
2012
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The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was

The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was

A certain father had two  sons, the elder of  who was smart andsensible, and could do  everything, but  the younger  was stupid  andcould  neither learn nor understand anything, and when people saw himthey said: «There’s a fellow who will give his father  some trouble!’When anything had to  be done, it was always the elder who […]

02Mar
2012
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The Salad

The Salad

As a merry  young huntsman was  once going briskly  along through awood, there came up a little  old woman, and said to  him, «Good day,good  day; you seem  merry enough,  but I  am hungry  and thirsty;  dopray  give  me something to eat.» The huntsman took pity on her, and puthis hand in  his pocket and […]

02Mar
2012
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The Wedding Of Mrs Fox

The Wedding Of Mrs Fox

First Story There was once upon a time an  old fox with nine tails, who believedthat his wife was not faithful  to him, and wished to  put her to thetest.  He stretched himself out under the bench, did not move a limb,and behaved as if he were stone dead. Mrs Fox went  up to her […]

02Mar
2012
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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, […]