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The Wonderful Musician

The Wonderful Musician

There was once a wonderful musician, who went quite alone through a forest and thought of all manner of things, and when nothing was left for him to think about, he said to himself, “Time is beginning to pass heavily with me here in the forest, I will fetch hither a good companion for myself......

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The Enchanted Shell

The Enchanted Shell

Once upon a time, there was a young married couple who lived in a small village by a big river. The man and his wife were very happy and despite poor means, had no worries except for one. They had no child. The couple loved children very much. They loved all the children in the […]

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The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids

The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids

There was once upon a time an old goat who had seven little kids and loved them with all the love of a mother for her children. One day she wanted to go into the forest and fetch some food. So she called all seven to her and said, “Dear children, I have to go […]

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The Living Head

The Living Head

Long ago, there lived a man and his wife who had no children. How they wanted to have a child, but it seemed they would never have one. So they prayed to their God, Diva, and earnestly requested him to bless them with a son, even if it were only ahead. At last, Diva pitied […]

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The Enchanted Ring

The Enchanted Ring

Long long ago there lived an old king who was very sad. And why should he not be so? He had been suffering from a painful disease for a long time. Not even the best doctors in his kingdom or in other countries could find a cure for it. The disease weakened the king and […]

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The Wolf And The Man

The Wolf And The Man

Once on a time the fox was talking to the wolf of the strength of a man; how no animal could withstand him, and how all were obliged to employ cunning in order to preserve themselves from him. Then the wolf answered, “If I had but the chance of seeing a man for once, I […]

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The Great Stone Face

The Great Stone Face

One afternoon, when the sun was going down, a mother and her little boy sat at the door of their cottage, talking about the Great Stone Face. They had but to lift their eyes, and there it was plainly to be seen, though miles away, with the sunshine brightening all its features. And what was [&hel.....

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The Wolf And The Fox

The Wolf And The Fox

The wolf had the fox with him, and whatsoever the wolf wished, that the fox was compelled to do, for he was the weaker, and he would gladly have been rid of his master. It chanced that once as they were going through the forest, the wolf said, “Red-fox get me something to eat, or […]

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A Child’s Dream Of A Star

A Child’s Dream Of A Star

There was once a child and he strolled about a good deal and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. These two used to wonder all day long. They wondered at the beauty of the flowers; they wondered at the height and blueness […]

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The Willow-Wren And The Bear

The Willow-Wren And The Bear

Once in summer-time, the bear and the wolf were walking in the forest, and the bear heard a bird singing so beautifully that he said, “Brother wolf, what bird is it that sings so well?” “That is the King of birds,” said the wolf, “before whom we must bow down.” It was, however, in rea.....

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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

David Copperfield was born in a village in England. His father had died six months before he was born. David’s mother looked after him well. He was sent to the best school in the village. When David was six years old, his mother married a man by the name of Murdstone. Murdstone did not like.....

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The Willow-Wren

The Willow-Wren

In former days every sound still had its meaning and application. When the smith’s hammer resounded, it cried, “Strike away! Strike away.” When the carpenter’s plane grated, it said, “Here goes! Here goes.” If the mill wheel began to clack, it said, “Help, Lord God! help, Lo.....

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