Author: Demelza Carlton

The Broad Man, the Tall Man, and the Man with Eyes of Flame

Today’s classic tale was from Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen, written by Alexander Chodsko and translated by Emily J Harding, published in 1896.In the days long past, the king of a certain country had a daughter, who

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Violet

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once upon a time a good sort of man named Cola Aniello, who had three daughters, Rose, Pink,

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Beauty and the Beast

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.Once upon a time, in a very far-off country, there lived a merchant who had been so fortunate in

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The Loving Pair

Your free classic folktale for today comes from the translated collection of Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales edited and published by J. H. Stickney in 1886.A Whipping Top and a Ball lay close together in a drawer among other playthings. One

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The Three Little Pigs

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There was once upon a time a pig who lived with her three children on a large, comfortable, old-fashioned

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The Three Soldiers

Today’s classic tale was from Popular Tales of the Western Highlands, a collection of Scottish folklore collected by JF Campbell through many years of oral history research, and published in 1890.There was before a regiment in Dublin in Erin, and

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The Flying Carpet, the Invisible Cap, the Gold-Giving Ring, and the Smiting Club

Today’s classic tale was from Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen, written by Alexander Chodsko and translated by Emily J Harding, published in 1896.In a cottage near the high-road, and close to the shores of a large lake,

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The Three Sisters

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was at one time a woman who had three daughters, two of whom were so unlucky that nothing ever

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Rumpelstiltzkin

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.There was once upon a time a poor miller who had a very beautiful daughter. Now it happened one

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The Little Match Girl

Your free classic folktale for today comes from the translated collection of Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales edited and published by J. H. Stickney in 1886.It was dreadfully cold; it was snowing fast, and was almost dark, as evening came on—the

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