Fairy Tales, Volume 1

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Marion Florence Lansing
Ginn, 1907 - Fairy tales
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Page 110 - They amused themselves with paying visits, fighting battles and giving balls. The tin soldiers rustled about in their box for they wanted to join the games, but they could not get the lid off. The nutcrackers turned somersaults and the pencil...
Page 117 - Soldier, and flashed up in a flame, and she was gone. Then the Tin Soldier melted down into a lump ; and when the servant-maid took the ashes out next day, she found him in the shape of a little tin heart. But of the dancer nothing remained but the tinsel rose, and that was burned as black as a coal. THE...
Page 111 - Soldier and the Dancing Lady: she stood straight up on the point of one of her toes, and stretched out both her arms; and he was just as enduring on his one leg; and he never turned his eyes away from her.
Page 61 - ... conducted her to the palace of the King his father, and there married her. As for her sister, she made herself so much hated that her own mother turned her off ; and the miserable...
Page 116 - ... the table ; and there was the pretty castle with the graceful little dancer. She was still balancing herself on one leg, and held the other extended in the air.
Page 69 - Good people, you who are reaping, if you do not tell the King that all this corn belongs to the Marquis of Carabas, you shall be chopped as small as herbs for the pot.' The King, who passed by a moment after, would needs know to whom all that corn, which he then saw, did belong. 'To my Lord Marquis of Carabas...
Page 69 - Cat, quite overjoyed to see his project begin to succeed, marched on before, and, meeting with some countrymen, who were mowing a meadow, he said to them: "Good people, you who are mowing, if you do not tell the King that the meadow you mow belongs to my Lord Marquis of Carabas, you shall be chopped as small as herbs for the pot.
Page 117 - The colors had quite gone off from him; but whether that had happened on the journey, or had been caused by grief, no one could say. He looked at the little lady, she looked at him, and he felt that he was melting; but he still stood firm, shouldering his musket.
Page 68 - Thieves! thieves!' several times, as loud as he could. This cunning Cat had hidden them under a great stone. The King immediately commanded the officers of his wardrobe to run and fetch one of his best suits for the Lord Marquis of Carabas. The King...
Page 63 - Do not thus afflict yourself, my good master ; you have nothing else to do but to give me a bag, and get a pair of boots made for me, that I may scamper through the dirt and the brambles, and you shall see that you have not so bad a portion of me as you imagine.

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