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The Raven

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.It is said that there was once a king of Shady-Grove named Milluccio, who was so devoted to the chase,

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Hansel and Grettel

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 dwelt on the outskirts of a large forest a poor woodcutter with his wife

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The Story of Hok Lee and the Dwarfs

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There once lived in a small town in China a man named Hok Lee. He was a steady industrious

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The Seven Doves

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 in the county of Arzano a good woman who every year gave birth to a son, until

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The Forty Thieves

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.In a town in Persia there dwelt two brothers, one named Cassim, the other Ali Baba. Cassim was married

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Puddocky

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 had one little daughter called ‘Parsley.’ She was so

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The Two Cakes

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There were once two sisters, named Luceta and Troccola, who had two daughters, Marziella and Puccia. Marziella was as fair

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Little Thumb

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 man and his wife fagot-makers by trade, who had several children, all

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Prince Fickle and Fair Helena

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 beautiful girl called Helena. Her own mother had died when she was

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The Dragon

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was one time a King of High-Shore, who practised such tyranny and cruelty that, whilst he was once gone

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