German Fairy Tales

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Allen brothers, 1869 - 380 pages
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Contents

I
7
II
50
III
60
IV
69
V
74
VI
84
VII
88
VIII
91
XIX
209
XX
213
XXI
215
XXII
221
XXIII
226
XXIV
230
XXV
246
XXVI
292

IX
102
X
108
XI
116
XII
135
XIII
145
XIV
151
XV
165
XVI
180
XVII
192
XVIII
205
XXVII
299
XXVIII
303
XXIX
308
XXX
311
XXXI
352
XXXII
360
XXXIII
366
XXXIV
369
XXXV
372
XXXVI
375

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Page 346 - All his great mental faculties had been lost ; only hard days, pain, and disappointment had been his lot. He was like a rare plant torn from its native soil, and thrown upon the sand, to wither there. And was the image, fashioned in God's likeness, to have no better destination ? Was it to be merely the sport of chance ? No. The all-loving God would certainly repay him in the life to come, for what he had suffered and lost here. " The Lord is good to all ; and His mercy is over all His works.
Page 149 - Englishmen were so rich that their pockets bulged out with gold coins, and almost burst ; and they could bet too, as you shall hear. Hiss-ss ! hiss-ss ! What was that by the stove ? The apples were beginning to roast. " What is that ? " " Why, do you know
Page 145 - You'll know that best, old man," said the wife. "It is fair day to-day, so ride into town, and get rid of the horse for money, or make a good exchange : whichever you do will be right to me.
Page 150 - That was a good exchange!" replied the woman. "The fowl will lay eggs and hatch them, and we shall have chickens: we shall have a whole poultry-yard! Oh, that's just what I was wishing for.
Page 146 - The sun shone hotly down, and not a cloud was to be seen in the sky. The road was very dusty, for many people, who were all bound for the fair, were driving or riding or walking upon it.
Page 114 - I saw the people outside running and jumping about on the ice; I could see the beautiful flags that waved in the wind. I heard the boys shouting ' Hurrah !' and the servant men and maids singing. There were all kinds of merriment going on. But the white cloud with the black spot! I cried as loud as I could, but no one heard me; I was too far from the people.
Page 53 - Yes. Did I not tell the truth ? " said the smallest Sparrow : " the calendar is only an invention of man, and is not arranged according to nature ! They ought to leave these things to us, who are born cleverer than they.
Page 71 - Poor despised plants," said the apple-bough, " it is not your fault that you are so ugly, and that you have such an ugly name ; but it is with plants as with men, — there must be a difference.
Page 51 - Yes; and the people ran about and fired off shots to celebrate the new year," said a little shivering sparrow; "and they threw pans and pots against the doors, and were quite boisterous with joy, because the old year was gone. I was glad of it too, because I hoped we should have had warm days; but that has come to nothing — it freezes much harder than before. People have made a mistake in reckoning the time!" "That they have!" a third put in, who was old, and had a white poll...
Page 146 - To be sure I will," said the man; and they exchanged accordingly. So that was settled, and the peasant might have turned back, for he had done the business he came to do; but as he had once made up his mind to go to the fair, he determined to proceed, merely to have a look at it; and so he went on to the town with his cow.

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