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Elder-Tree Mother

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.There was once a little boy who had taken cold by going out and getting his

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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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Ohnivak

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.A certain king had a beautiful garden which contained a number of very rare trees,

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Cannetella

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 on a time a King of High-Hill who longed for children more than the porters do for

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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 Money Box

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.In a nursery where a number of toys lay scattered about, a money box stood on

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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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The Poor Brother and the Rich

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 a poor brother and a rich brother before

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Imperishable

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.Once upon a time, ever so many years ago, there lived a little old man

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The Dove

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.About eight miles from Naples there was once a deep wood of fig-trees and poplars. In this wood stood a

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