Danish Fairy & Folk Tales: A Collection of Popular Stories and Fairy Tales : from the Danish of Svend Grundtvig, E.T. Kristensen, Ingvor Bondesen, and L. Budde
Harper & Bros., 1899 - Children's stories - 293 pages
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Page 5 - A new order was now given to the effect that those who came and tried, without success, to make the princess laugh, should be dipped in tar, rolled in feathers, and sent away in disgrace. This edict lessened the number of contestants, but the princess remained as downhearted as before. In the same land. there lived a man who had three sons ; the eldest was called Peter, the second Paul, and the youngest Saucy Jesper.
Page 195 - It might be smaller," returned the princess. " Well," resumed Claus, " after all, it is nothing to my father's cabbage. Once we were building a new barn, and sixteen carpenters were working on the building ; a shower came up, and all sixteen men took shelter under one of the leaves. After a while one of them thrust his knife through it, to see if the rain was over ; but so much water had been collected on the surface that it poured down immediately in such quantities that every carpenter was drowned.
Page 253 - ... matters with him if he will not come to terms." Thus saying, he sounded his horn for the first time. When the last tone had died away, a fearful noise came from within the hill, and in the next minute the latter was raised upon four pillars, red as fire, disclosing a hall, from the background of which a fearfullooking troll came forward. His body was that of a child, but he had a very large head, with a nose like an old-fashioned winder, and a couple of eyes like dessert-plates. When he saw James,...
Page 6 - Your voyage may be an unhappy one," said the woman. But Peter did not listen to her ; he went on, announced himself at the royal palace, and was ushered into the presence of the king and the princess.
Page 101 - Oh, you are a real fool !" said his brothers, spurring on their horses and fetching him a rap with their horsewhips. "Wait and take me along!" shouted he. "You may follow us as well as you can," answered they. Peter stuffed the dead bird into his pocket and quickened his walk. In a little while he cried again : " Look what I have found !" His brothers did not even care to turn around and look ; but it was an old shoestring. " No one knows what it may be good for," said Peter, stuffing it into his...
Page 129 - come and look at this wonderful cuckoo !" The troll at once came running, and when he saw Tvhat had happened he began to curse and swear with such force that sparks flew from both of his eyes. " Master is not angry, I hope," said the boy. "You great scoundrel," yelled the troll, furiously, " yes, yes, I am ! I am so furious, raving mad that I feel like bursting with rage ! Now you know it. You sold my rye, you spoiled my horses and swine, and now you have killed my wife. Hoo, hoo, hoo !" and he...
Page 149 - now you must help him if you can !" Fortune did so, for at the very moment when the young man was standing on the ladder, the princess rushed into the court-yard and told all : He had restored her power of speech ; him she wanted to marry ! Thus the young man escaped death, married the princess, and became king of the land. THE SUITOR [HERE was once a handsome young fellow by the name of Tom.
Page 260 - I can safely promise you that," replied the king. Now the story that the boy remembered was about a troll who lived far away, hundreds of leagues beyond the sea, and who possessed three costly treasures — those, in fact, which he had mentioned to the princess. So he hastened to the beach and put to sea in his kneading-trough. Having completed his voyage he stepped ashore, and repaired to the house where the troll and his wife were living. As soon as it became dark he mounted the roof of the house...