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The Three Sisters

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was at one time a woman who had three daughters, two of whom were so unlucky that nothing ever

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The Parsley Girl

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 upon a time, a woman named Pascadozzia, and one day, when she was standing at her window,

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The Enchanted Doe

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 certain King of Long-Trellis named Giannone, who, desiring greatly to have children, continually made prayers to

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Goat-Face

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.A peasant had twelve daughters, not one of whom was a head taller than the next; for every year their

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The Merchant

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 very rich merchant named Antoniello, who had a son called Cienzo. It

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Cenerentola

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The Flea

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.Once upon a time the King of High-Hill being bitten by a flea caught him by a wonderful feat of

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Vardiello

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.Grannonia of Aprano was a woman of a great sense and judgment, but she had a son named Vardiello, who

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Peruonto

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.Once upon a time a woman who lived in a village, and was called Ceccarella, had a son named Peruonto,

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The Myrtle

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There lived in the village of Miano a man and his wife, who had no children whatever, and they longed

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