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Fairy Tales | Little Ids’s flowers

Fairy Tales | Little Ids's flowers
From Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales First Series (London: Ginn and Company, 1914) My poor flowers are quite faded!" said little Ida. "Only yesterday evening they were so pretty, and now ...
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Fairy Tales | The Story of the Youth who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

Fairy Tales | The Story of the Youth who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
From Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Household Tales, trans. Margaret Hunt (London: George Bell, 1884) A certain father had two sons, the elder of whom was sharp and sensible, and could do ...
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Folk Tales | How a Hunter obtained Money from his Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat, and Cock, and how he got out of repaying them

Folk Tales | How a Hunter obtained Money from his Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat, and Cock, and how he got out of repaying them
Many years ago there was a Calabar hunter called Effiong, who lived in the bush, killed plenty of animals, and made much money. Every one in the country knew him, ...
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Fairy Tales | Little Tuk

Fairy Tales | Little Tuk
Little Tuk! An odd name, to be sure! However, it was not the little boy's real name. His real name was Carl; but when he was so young that he ...
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Fairy Tales | The Fir Tree

Fairy Tales | The Fir Tree
From Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales First Series (London: Ginn and Company, 1914) Far away in the forest, where the warm sun and the fresh air made a sweet resting place, ...
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Fairy Tales | Our Lady’s Child

Fairy Tales | Our Lady's Child
Hard by a great forest dwelt a wood-cutter with his wife, who had an only child, a little girl three years old. They were, however, so poor that they no ...
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