Fairy Tales

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P.F. Collier & Son, 1903 - Children's stories - 587 pages
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As a senior citizen I suffer the problem of poor eyesight and eye fatigue. Nothing new in that.
But today I have just opened my free e-book and find it delightfully easy to read on my desktop
computer screen. With head erect I can forget the burden of holding a heavy, conventional volume composed of the remains of dead trees and perhaps canvas "just so" in my lap to line the print up with the small window of my trifocal glasses. No more slouched posture as I try to bring the small print into view. I could even knit while reading!
THANK YOU GOOGLE.
It was a good read as well.Could not find this old treasure in the local mall. It is perfect for grandparents to use in those special moments with the little ones. Could counteract the effects of too much commercial TV and stimulate imagination.
 

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Page 296 - I'll call again; after such a refusal of hospitality as I have just experienced, you will not be surprised if that visit is the last I ever pay you.
Page 297 - A very pretty business, indeed, Mr. Gluck!" said Schwartz. "Dish the mutton, sir. If ever I catch you at such a trick again— bless me, why, the mutton's been cut!" "You promised me one slice, brother, you know,
Page 295 - Have the goodness to walk out again, then," said Schwartz. "We've quite enough water in our kitchen, without making it a drying-house." • "It is a cold day to turn an old man out in, sir; look at my gray hairs.
Page 314 - The day was cloudless, but not bright; a heavy purple haze was hanging over the sky, and the hills looked lowering and gloomy. And as Schwartz climbed the steep rock path, the thirst came upon him, as it had upon his brother, until he lifted his flask to his lips to drink. Then he saw the fair child lying near him on the rocks, and it cried to him, and moaned for water. "Water, indeed," said Schwartz; "I haven't half "V enough for myself,
Page 308 - Good morning, brother," said Hans; "have you any message for the King of the Golden River?" Schwartz gnashed his teeth with rage, and shook the bars with all his strength; but Hans only laughed at him, and advising him to make himself comfortable till he came back again, shouldered his basket, shook the bottle of holy water in Schwartz's face till it frothed again, and marched off in the highest spirits in the world. It was, indeed, a morning that might have made any one happy, even with no Golden...
Page 302 - He ran to the opening, and looked in; yes, he saw right, it seemed to be coming, not only out of the furnace, but out of the pot. He uncovered it, and ran back in a great fright, for the pot was certainly singing! He stood in the farthest corner of the room, with his hands up, and his mouth open, for a minute or two, when the singing stopped, and the voice became clear, and pronunciative. "Hollo!" said the voice. Gluck made no answer. "Hollo! Gluck, my boy,
Page 317 - ... gentians, more . blue than the sky at its deepest, and pure white transparent lilies. And crimson and purple butterflies darted hither and thither, and the sky sent down such pure light that Gluck had never felt so happy in his life. Yet, when he had climbed for another hour, his thirst ! became intolerable again; and, when he looked at his...
Page 297 - The brothers ate as much mutton as they could, locked the rest in the cupboard, and proceeded to get very drunk after dinner. Such a night as it was! Howling wind, and rushing rain, without intermission. The brothers had just sense enough left to put up all the shutters, and double bar the door, before they went to bed. They usually slept in the same room. As the clock struck twelve, they were both awakened by a tremendous crash. Their door burst open with a violence that shook the house from top...
Page 292 - Round he went to the door, and opened it ; and as the little gentleman walked in, there came a gust of wind through the house, that made the old chimneys totter. " That's a good boy," said the little gentleman. " Never mind your brothers. I'll talk to them." "Pray, sir, don't do any such thing,
Page 310 - ... while his ears grew dull and his head giddy with the constant gush and roar of the concealed waters. These painful circumstances increased upon him as he advanced ; the ice crashed and yawned into fresh chasms at his feet, tottering spires nodded around him, and fell thundering across his path ; and though he had repeatedly faced these dangers on the most terrific glaciers, and in the wildest weather, it was with a...

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