15Mar
2012
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Brave-Tin-Soldier

The Brave Tin Soldier

A musical rendition of the Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale where a brave tin soldier with only one leg and a toy ballerina find happiness. There were once five and twenty tin soldiers, all brothers, for they were the offspring of the same old tin spoon. Each man shouldered his gun, kept his eyes well to […]

15Mar
2012
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Ali-Baba-Forty-Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

In a town in Persia there dwelt two brothers, one named Cassim, the other Ali Baba. Cassim was married to a rich wife and lived in plenty, while Ali Baba had to maintain his wife and children by cutting wood in a neighboring forest and selling it in the town. One day, when Ali Baba […]

05Mar
2012
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pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio // Audio

By Carlo Collodi (1826-1890). Translated by Carol Della Chiesa (b. 1887). The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi (here transl. by Carol della Chiesa). The first half was published in serial form between 1881 and 1883, and then completed as a book for children in February 1883. It […]

05Mar
2012
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The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

CHAPTER 1 How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child. Centuries ago there lived— “A king!” my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of […]

04Mar
2012
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A Confidant Without Knowing It

A Confidant Without Knowing It

NO master sage, nor orator I know, Who can success, like gentle Cupid show; His ways and arguments are pleasing smiles, Engaging looks, soft tears, and winning wiles. Wars in his empire will at times arise, And, in the field, his standard meet the eyes; Now stealing secretly, with skilful lure. He penetrates to hearts […]

02Mar
2012
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alice-in-wonderland

Alice in wonderland // Chapter 12

Alice’s Evidence `Here!’ cried Alice, quite forgetting in the flurry of the moment how large she had grown in the last few minutes, and she jumped up in such a hurry that she tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her skirt, upsetting all the jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below, […]

02Mar
2012
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Alice in wonderland // Chapter 11

Alice in wonderland // Chapter 11

Who Stole the Tarts? The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them–all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard […]

02Mar
2012
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Alice in wonderland // Chapter 10

Alice in wonderland // Chapter 10

The Lobster Quardrille The Mock Turtle sighed deeply, and drew the back of one flapper across his eyes. He looked at Alice, and tried to speak, but for a minute or two sobs choked his voice. `Same as if he had a bone in his throat,’ said the Gryphon: and it set to work shaking […]

02Mar
2012
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Alice in wonderland // Chapter 9

Alice in wonderland // Chapter 9

The Mock Turtle’s Story `You can’t think you glad I am to see you again, you dear old thing!’ said the Duchess, as she tucked her arm affectionately into Alice’s, and they walked off together. Alice was very glad to find her in such a pleasant temper, and thought to herself that perhaps it was […]