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The Story of a Clever Tailor

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 an exceedingly proud Princess. If any suitor for her hand ventured to present

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The White Snake

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Not very long ago there lived a King, the fame of whose wisdom was spread far and wide. Nothing

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The Red Etin

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.There were ance twa widows that lived on a small bit o’ ground, which they rented from a farmer.

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The Golden Lads

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.A poor man and his wife lived in a little cottage, where they supported themselves by catching fish in

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The Black Bull of Norroway

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.And many a hunting song they sung,And song of game and glee;Then tuned to plaintive strains their tongue,“Of Scotland’s

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Jack My Hedgehog

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 a farmer who lived in great comfort. He had both lands and money, but, though he

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The History of Jack the Giant-Killer

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.In the reign of the famous King Arthur there lived in Cornwall a lad named Jack, who was a

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The Riddle

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.A King’s son once had a great desire to travel through the world, so he started off, taking no

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The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou

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 a sultan, who had three sons and a niece. The eldest of the Princes was called Houssain,

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The Three Snake-Leaves

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 a poor man who could no longer afford to keep his only son at home. So

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