Tales of Folk and Fairies

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Little, Brown,, 1919 - Fairy tales - 288 pages
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Page 194 - With that he took her by the hand and led her back to the table they had previously been sitting at.
Page 244 - THERE was once a woman who had three daughters, the eldest of whom was called One-eye, because she had only one eye in the middle of her forehead, and the second, Two-eyes, because she had two eyes like other folks, and the youngest, Three-eyes, because she had three eyes; and her third eye was also in the center of her forehead. However, as Two-eyes saw just as other human beings did, her sisters and her mother could not endure her.
Page 145 - ... it was difficult to say which of the two was the more beautiful. When the older brothers saw Ivan they began to laugh. "Come!
Page 199 - ... reflected in the sweet contours of the childishly soft, mild lines of her face. There was something strange in this surprising couple. The old man stood still in the middle of the church, and bowed to all the four points of the compass, though the church was quite empty; his companion did the same. Then he took her by the hand and led her up to the big ikon of the Virgin, to whom the church was dedicated. It was shining on the altar, with the dazzling light of the candles reflected on the gold...
Page 25 - Well, I will tell you, mistress. I am afraid; and if you knew what I know you would be afraid also, and you would not let that man enter your house.
Page 281 - ... and gave her such a box on the ear that her head rang with it. The old dame cried out and almost let the babe fall, she was so thunderstruck. "What is the matter?
Page 125 - Where are you going, my child, and why are you weeping so sorely?" asked the little old woman. "My stepmother drove me out to fetch water," answered Crystal, sobbing and crying, "and I know she is going to kill my little calf, which belonged to my very own mother.
Page 89 - We all know about that, and if it had come before me I should have decided it differently from the way the Cadi did.
Page 36 - ... together to the village and tell at every cottage the story of their little brother born in the storm. At each door they were to beg for food for their mother and for themselves. Begging, however, was such second nature to the boys that they scarcely needed these instructions. ***** The pearl orgy went on for three days. At the end of that time the men had perforce to stop drinking because not a penny was left in their ragged pockets. They would fain have 29 drunk more, but were not even men...

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