(Grimm's fairy library) with illustr. by E.H. Wehnert, Volume 3

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Page 101 - ... court with them. The horses, too, went to sleep in the stable, the dogs in the yard, the pigeons upon the roof, the flies on the wall; even the fire that was flaming on the hearth became quiet and slept, the roast meat...
Page 114 - ... way to spin straw into gold ; and her distress increased so much that at last she began to weep. All at once the door opened, and a little man entered and said, " Good evening, my pretty miller's daughter ; why are you weeping so bitterly?" " Ah ! " answered the maiden, " I must spin straw into gold, and know not how to do it.
Page 15 - Good evening, Hans. Where have you been?" "To Grethel's." "What did you take her?" "I took nothing: she gave to me.
Page 25 - There was once a Shoemaker, who, from no fault of his own, had become so poor that at last he had nothing left, but just sufficient leather for one pair of shoes. In the evening he cut out the leather, intending to make it up in the morning; and, as he had a good conscience, he lay quietly down to sleep, first commending himself to God. In the morning he said his prayers, and then sat down to work; but behold the pair of shoes was already made, and there they stood upon his board. The poor man was...
Page 88 - ... who is as beautiful as any one in the world, and well deserves to be your consort, and if you will make her your queen, I will show you the way out of the forest.
Page 18 - And what did you take to her ?" " I took nothing ; she gave to me." " And what did Grethel give you ? " " A goat." " Where did you put it, Hans ? " " In my pocket." " There you acted stupidly, Hans ; you should have tied the goat with a rope." " To behave better, do nothing,
Page 7 - So she went down, and finding all three sitting there crying, asked the reason, and Alice told her about the hatchet which must inevitably fall upon the head of her son. Then the mother likewise exclaimed, "Oh, what a clever Alice we have!" and, sitting down, began to weep as much as any of the rest. Meanwhile the husband waited for his wife's return; but at last he felt so very thirsty, that he said, "I must go myself down into the cellar and see what is keeping our Alice." As soon as he entered...
Page 6 - Then she placed the can before her and turned the tap, and while the beer was running, as she did not wish her eyes to be idle, she looked about upon the wall above and below, and presently perceived, after much peeping into this and that corner, a hatchet, which the bricklayers had left behind sticking out of the ceiling right above her. At the sight of this the Clever Alice began to cry, saying, "Oh, if I marry Hans, and we have a child, and he grows up, and we send him into the cellar to draw...
Page 15 - Good-bye, Hans." Hans came to Grethel. "Good day," said he. "Good day," replied Grethel. "What treasure do you bring today?" "I bring nothing. Have you anything to give?
Page 27 - ... with their little fingers, stitching and sewing and hammering so swiftly and lightly, that the shoemaker could not take his eyes off them for astonishment. They did not cease until all was brought to an end, and the shoes stood ready on the table; and then they sprang quickly away. The following morning the wife said, "The little men have made us rich, and we must show our gratitude to them; for although they run about they must be cold, for they have nothing on their bodies. I will make a little...

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