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The Nightingale and the Rose

“She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses,” cried the young Student; “but in all my garden there is no red rose.” From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered. “No red rose in all my garden!” he cried, and his beautiful eyes filled with tears.

The Selfish Giant

Narration background music courtesy of Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant’s garden. It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the sprin

Boots and his Brothers

Once upon a time there was a man who had three sons, Peter, Paul, and John. John had the nickname Boots, of course, because he was the youngest. I can’t say the man had anything more than these three sons, for he hadn’t one penny to rub against another; and so he told his sons over and over again they must go out into the world and try to earn

The Husband who was to Mind the House

Once upon on a time there was a man so grumpy and cross he never thought his wife did anything right in the house. So one evening, in haymaking time, he came home, scolding and swearing, and showing his teeth and making a dust. “Dear love, don’t be so angry; there’s a good man,” said his good wife; “tomorrow let’s change our work. I’


Once upon a time there was an old wife who sat and baked. Now you must know that this old wife had a little son, who was so plump and fat, and so fond of good things, that they called him Buttercup; she had a dog, too, whose name was Goldtooth, and as she was baking, all at once Goldtooth began to bark. “Run out, Buttercup, there’s a dear!”

The Fisherman and his Wife

  There was once a fisherman who lived with his wife in a miserable little hovel close to the sea.   He went to fish every day, and he fished and fished, and at last one day, when he was sitting looking deep down into the shining water, he felt something on his line. When he hauled it up there was a great flounder on the end of the line. The

The Golden Bird

THERE was once a King who had a beautiful pleasure-garden behind his palace, in which grew a tree that bore golden apples. As fast as the apples ripened they were counted, but the next day one was always missing. This was made known to the King, who commanded that a watch should be kept every night under the tree. Now, the King had three sons, and

Beauty and the Beast

ONCE upon a time there was a rich merchant, who had three daughters. They lived in a very fine house in a beautiful city, and had many servants in grand liveries to wait upon them. All their food was served on gold and silver dishes, and their gowns were made of the richest stuff sewn with jewels. The two eldest were called Marigold and Dressalind

The White Cat

THERE was once a King who had three sons, and because they were all so good and so handsome, he could not make up his mind to which of them to give his kingdom. For he was growing an old man, and began to think it would soon be time for him to let one of them reign in his place. So he determined to set them a task to perform, and whichever should

Toads and Diamonds

A BAD-TEMPERED widow had two daughters. The eldest was like her mother, both in looks and pesonality, while the youngest resembled her father. She was sweet-natured always, and as pretty as she was friendly. The widow doted on the daughter who was so like herself, but had no love for the other, whom she forced to work hard all day, and to live upo