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The Seven Ravens

There was once a man who had seven sons, and last of all one daughter. Although the little girl was very pretty, she was so week and small that they thought she could not live, so they said she should at once be christened.  The father sent one of his sons in haste to the […]

Ashputtel

There was once a wife of a rich man who fell sick and when she felt that her end drew near, she called her only daughter to her bedside, and said, “Always be a good girl, and I will look down from heaven and watch over you.” Soon afterwards she shut her eyes and died. […]

The Golden Bird

A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. these apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow ripe it was found that every night one of them was gone. The king became very angry at this, and order the Gardiner […]

The Lady and the Lion

A merchant, who had three daughters, was once setting out upon a journey; and before he left he asked each daughter what he should bring back for her. The eldest wished for pearls; the second for jewels; the third only said, “Dear father, bring me a rose.” Now it was no easy task to find […]

Mother Holle

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters; one was patient and worked hard, spoke kindly and was compassionate, the other lay idle all day, was corse in manner and selfish. Odd as you may think it, the widow loved her idle daughter best, and the other was made to do […]