Household Stories

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Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1861 - Fairy tales, German - 552 pages
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Finally found the complete collection of volume I and II!!

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Alittle hard to read in places but an amazing book. One of my all time faves

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Page 91 - The ass placed himself upright on his hindlegs, with his fore-feet resting against the window; the dog got upon his back; the cat scrambled up to the dog's shoulders, and the cock flew up and sat upon the cat's head.
Page 165 - Oh, mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of us all ? "' it replied, — " Thou wert the fairest, lady Queen ; Snow-White is fairest now, I ween.
Page 43 - He shall remain with you as long as you live, and shall want for nothing.
Page 390 - I have two eyes like ordinary people," replied the maiden, " and therefore my mother and sisters dislike me, push me into corners, throw me their old clothes, and give me nothing to eat but what they leave. To-day they have given me so little that I am still hungry.
Page 2 - ... came swimming up again with the ball in his mouth, and threw it on the grass. The king's daughter was delighted to see her pretty plaything once more, and picked it up, and ran away with it. "Wait, wait,
Page 148 - said the woman, with a deep sigh, and she looked at the blood before her, and was very sad ; " had I but a child as red as blood and as white as snow...
Page 7 - When the girl showed the Queen the empty rooms and the great pile of thread, the wedding was performed, and the bridegroom was glad that he had such a clever and industrious wife, and praised her exceedingly. "I have three aunts," said the girl, "who have done me much service ; so I would not willingly forget them in my good fortune. Allow me, therefore, to invite them to the wedding, and sit with me at table.
Page 163 - ... 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 104 - Good evening, Hans. Where have you been?" "To Grethel's." "What did you take her?" "I took nothing: she gave to me.
Page 112 - 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...

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