Grimm's Fairy Tales

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Maynard, Merrill, 1903 - Classical fiction - 207 pages
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Page 84 - THE FROG PRINCE. IN olden times, when people could have all they wished for at once, lived a king who had many beautiful daughters ; but the youngest was so lovely, that the sun himself would wonder whenever he shone on her face. Near to the king's castle lay a dark, gloomy forest, in the midst of which stood an old linden tree, shading with its foliage the pleasant waters of a fountain. One day, when the weather was very hot, the king's daughter came into the forest, and seated herself...
Page 190 - Then the robber ran back as fast as he could to his chief. " Ah, me," he said, "in that house is a horrible witch who flew at me, and scratched me down the face with her long fingers. Then by the door stood a man with a knife who stabbed me in the leg.
Page 66 - In the courtyard he saw the horses and brindled hounds lying asleep, on the roof sat the doves with their heads under their wings : and when he went into the house the flies were asleep on the walls, and near the throne lay the King and Queen ; in the kitchen was the cook, with his hand raised as though about to strike the scullion, and the maid sat with the black fowl in her lap which she was about to pluck.
Page 63 - The instant she felt the prick she fell upon the bed which was standing near, and lay still in a deep sleep which spread over the whole castle. The King and Queen, who had just come home and had stepped into the hall, went to sleep, and all their courtiers with them. The horses went to sleep in the stable, the dogs in the yard, the doves on the roof, the flies on the wall. Yes, even the fire flickering on the hearth grew still and went to sleep, and the roast meat stopped crackling.
Page 62 - ... as she pleased, and at last she came to an old tower. She ascended a narrow, winding staircase and reached a little door. A rusty key was sticking in the lock, and when she turned it the door flew open. In a little room sat an old woman with a spindle, spinning her flax busily. "Good day, Granny," said the Princess; "what are you doing?" "I am spinning," said the old woman, and nodded her head.
Page 136 - Flounder, flounder, in the sea, Come, I pray, and talk to me ; For my wife, Dame Isabel, Sent me here a tale to tell.
Page 66 - ... scullion, and the kitchen-maid had the black fowl on her lap ready to pluck. Then he mounted...
Page 26 - The better to see you,, my child. 8. Little Red Riding Hood. But, grandma, what big teeth you have ! " The better to eat you up," said the wolf, as he got ready to spring upon her.
Page 49 - ... in after it herself. Just as her sister had done, she found herself in a beautiful meadow. She walked for some distance along the same path till she came to the baker's oven. She heard the loaves cry, "Pull us out, pull us out! or we shall burn ; we have been so long baking ! " But the idle girl answered, "No, indeed, I have no wish to soil my hands with your dirty oven *" and so she walked on till she came to the apple tree.

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