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The Happy Family

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.The largest green leaf in this country is certainly the burdock. Put one in front of

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The Enchanted Ring

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 young man named Rosimond, who was as good and handsome as his

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The Daughter of the Skies

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 there before now a farmer, and he had

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The History of Prince Slugobyl or The Invisible Knight

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.There was once a king who had an only son, called Prince Slugobyl. Now this

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Pippo

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 in my dear city of Naples an old man who was as poor as poor could

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The Master-Maid

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 many sons. I do not exactly know how many

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The Leaping Match

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.The Flea, the Grasshopper, and the Frog once wanted to see which of them could jump

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Heart of Ice

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 and Queen who were foolish beyond all telling, but nevertheless they

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The Story of the White Pet

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 farmer before now who had a White

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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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