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The History of Whittington

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.Dick Whittington was a very little boy when his father and mother died; so little, indeed, that he never

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The Biter Bit

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Once upon a time there lived a man called Simon, who was very rich, but at the same time

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The Story of Pretty Goldilocks

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 there was a princess who was the prettiest creature in the world. And because she

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The Enchanted Snake

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 poor woman who would have given all she possessed for a child,

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The Terrible Head

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 there was a king whose only child was a girl. Now the King had been

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The Dirty Shepherdess

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Once upon a time there lived a King who had two daughters, and he loved them with all his

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The Water Lily, or The Gold Spinners

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 large forest, there lived an old woman and three maidens. They were all

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The Magic Swan

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There were once upon a time three brothers, of whom the eldest was called Jacob, the second Frederick, and

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The White Cat

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 there was a king who had three sons, who were all so clever and brave

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The Little Soldier

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.I Once upon a time there was a little soldier who had just come back from the war. He was

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