02Mar
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The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

There was  a man  who had  three sons,  the youngest  of whom  was called Dummling, and was despised, mocked, and sneered at on every occasion. It happened that the eldest wanted to go into the forest to hew wood,and before he went his mother gave him a beautiful sweet cake and abottle  of wine in […]

02Mar
2012
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The Raven

The Raven

There was once a queen who had  a little daughter, still too young torun alone. One day the  child was very troublesome,  and the mothercould  not quiet it, do  what she would.  She grew impatient,  andseeing the  ravens flying round the castle, she opened the window, andsaid: «I wish you were a raven and would […]

02Mar
2012
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The Blue Light

The Blue Light

There was once upon  a time a  soldier who for many  years had servedthe king faithfully, but when  the war came  to an end  could serve nolonger because of the many wounds  which he had received.  The king saidto  him: «You may return  to your  home, I  need you no  longer, andyou will  not receive […]

02Mar
2012
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The Fox And The Horse

The Fox And The Horse

A farmer had a horse that had  been an excellent faithful servant tohim: but he was now grown too old to work; so the farmer would give himnothing more to eat, and said, «I want you no longer, so take yourselfoff out  of my stable; I shall not take you  back again until you arestronger […]

02Mar
2012
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Lily And The Lion

Lily And The Lion

A merchant, who had three daughters, was once setting out upon ajourney; but before he went he asked each  daughter what gift he shouldbring  back for her. The  eldest wished  for pearls; the  second forjewels; but  the third, who was called Lily, said, «Dear  father, bringme a rose.» Now  it was no easy task to […]

02Mar
2012
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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
2012
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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
2012
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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 […]