Wonder - world: a collection of fairy tales, old and new

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George Bell and Sons, 1875 - Children - 263 pages
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Page 167 - yes ! to be sure, that is a turkey's egg. Leave it, and teach the other little ones to swim." " I will sit on it a little longer," said the Duck. " I have been sitting so long, that I may as well spend the harvest here." " It is no business of mine,
Page 26 - has been cutting with my knife ?" The seventh, " Who has been drinking my wine ?" Then the first looked round and said, " Who has been lying on my bed ?" and the rest came running to him, and every one cried out that somebody had been upon his bed. But the seventh
Page 173 - he would like to swim, or to plunge to the bottom of the water. Ask our mistress, the old woman, there is no one in the world wiser than she; do you think she would take pleasure in swimming, and in the waters closing over her head
Page 30 - asleep; for she was still as white as snow, and as red as blood, and as black as ebony. At last a prince came and called at the dwarfs' house; and he saw Snow-white, and read what was written in golden letters. Then he offered the dwarfs money, and
Page 86 - because you have been so industrious," said Mother Holle; and at the same time she gave her back the shuttle which she had let fall into the well. Thereupon the door closed, and the maiden found herself upon the earth, not far from her mother's house. And as she came into the
Page 74 - I should be the happiest man in the world, if I could have money whenever I put my hand in my pocket; what could I want more ? there's the goose." " Now," said the grinder, as he gave him a common
Page 42 - if that will suit you we will sit down and eat it, such as it is, together." So they sat down; and when the lad pulled out his bread, behold it was turned into a rich pasty: and his sour beer, when they tasted it, was delightful wine. They ate and drank heartily ; and when
Page 84 - was once a widow •who had two daughters—one of whom was pretty and industrious, whilst the other was ugly and idle. But she was much fonder of the ugly and idle one, because she was her own daughter, and the other, who was a step-daughter, was obliged to do all the work, and be the Cinderella
Page 85 - but she had such large teeth that the girl was frightened, and was about to run away. But the old woman called out to her, " What are you afraid of, dear child ? Stay with me; if you will do all the work in the house properly you shall
Page 74 - this is a most capital stone ; do but work it well enough, and you can make an old nail cut with it." Hans took the stone, and went his way with a light heart: his eyes sparkled for joy, and he said to himself,

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