Swedish Fairy Tales

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Belford-Clarke Company, 1868 - Fairy tales - 228 pages
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Contents

I
13
II
17
III
19
IV
22
V
25
VI
30
VII
33
VIII
44
XXXVI
131
XXXVII
133
XXXVIII
136
XXXIX
138
XL
140
XLI
142
XLII
145
XLIII
147

IX
47
X
49
XI
54
XII
57
XIII
62
XIV
67
XV
71
XVI
73
XVII
77
XVIII
79
XIX
82
XX
86
XXI
88
XXII
91
XXIII
93
XXIV
97
XXV
102
XXVI
104
XXVII
107
XXVIII
109
XXIX
111
XXX
113
XXXI
115
XXXII
117
XXXIII
121
XXXIV
124
XXXV
128
XLIV
149
XLV
151
XLVI
152
XLVII
168
XLVIII
171
XLIX
176
L
178
LI
181
LII
186
LIII
189
LIV
191
LV
194
LVI
196
LVII
199
LVIII
200
LIX
202
LX
205
LXI
207
LXII
210
LXIII
211
LXIV
214
LXV
216
LXVI
218
LXVII
220
LXVIII
221
LXIX
LXX

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Page 39 - ... the white sand, they were soon enjoying themselves in the water. From his hiding place the young hunter had taken careful note of where his enchantress had laid her swan feathers. Stealing softly forth, he took them and returned to his place of concealment in the surrounding foliage. Soon thereafter two of the swans were heard to fly away, but the third, in search of her clothes, discovered the young man, before whom, believing him responsible for their disappearance, she fell upon her knees...
Page 40 - ... form, and the .young couple dwelt lovingly and contentedly together. One Thursday evening, seven years later, the hunter related to her how he had sought and won his wife. He brought forth and showed her, also, the white swan feathers of her former days. No sooner were they placed in her hands than she was transformed once more into a swan, and instantly took flight through the open window. In breathless astonishment, the man stared wildly after his rapidly vanishing wife, and before a year and...
Page 32 - Upon being revived -he confessed that he had murdered the traveler and robbed him of his goods. lie was condemned to death for his crime, and the murdered man received burial in the parish church-yard. The ring, which is peculiarly formed and set with a large grayish chased stone, remains even now in the keeping of the Barkenow family, and is believed to possess miraculous powers in sickness, against evil spirits and other misfortunes. When one of the family dies it is said that a red, bloodlike...
Page 31 - Margaretta was, however, not among this number. She possessed greater courage, and without fear chose the chamber for her sleeping room. After her evening prayers she retired to bed and sleep, leaving the lamp burning. At twelve o'clock she was awakened by the lifting up of two boards in the floor, and from the opening a bloody form appeared, with a cloven head hanging upon its shoulders.
Page 32 - With a glance of unspeakable thankfulness the ghost revealed the name of the murderer and disappeared noiselessly beneath the floor. The following morning Lady Margaretta instructed the bailiff of the estate to assemble the people at the post house, where she informed them what had happened during the night, and commanded - that the planks of the floor be taken up. Here, under the ground, was discovered a half decomposed corpse, with the countess' ring in the hole in its skull, and her handkerchief...
Page 39 - The young man listened to his mother's instructions, and, betaking himself, the following Thursday evening, to a convenient hiding place near the sound, he waited, with impatience, the coming of the swans. The sun was just sinking behind the trees when the young man's ears were greeted by a whizzing in the air. and the three swans settled...
Page 38 - After sporting in the waves awhile they returned to the land, where they resumed their former garb and shape and flew away in the same direction from which they came. One of them, the youngest and fairest, had, in the meantime, so smitten the young hunter that neither night nor day could he tear his...
Page 176 - RETURN TO DESK FROM WHICH BORROWED LOAN DEPT. This book is due on the last date stamped below...
Page 124 - His burden is according to his strength, for he is but one night old," answered one of the Tomts, " but hereafter you shall have less.
Page 30 - During the early half of the Seventeenth Century many of the best estates in Skane belonged to the family of...

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