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Trusty John

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 an old king who was so ill that he thought to himself, “I

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The Twelve Huntsmen

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 was a King’s son who was engaged to a Princess whom he dearly loved.

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Nennillo and Nennella

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 a good man named Jannuccio, who had two children, Nennillo and Nennella, whom he loved as much

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Blue Beard

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 man who had fine houses, both in town and country, a deal of silver and gold

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Allerleirauh; or The Many-Furred Creature

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 King who had a wife with golden hair, and she was so

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Sun, Moon and Talia

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 a great Lord, who, having a daughter born to him named Talia, commanded the seers and wise

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Prince Darling

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 lived a king who was so just and kind that his subjects called him

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Jorinde and Joringel

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 castle in the middle of a thick wood where lived an old

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The Golden Root

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 a gardener who was so very very poor that, however hard he worked, he could not manage

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Toads and Diamonds

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 widow who had two daughters. The eldest was so much like her

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