Chapter 3: Dwellers In Fairyland: Stories From The East

We have said something about the people and the countries which gave birth to our Fairy Stories, and about the meaning of such tales generally when they were first thought of. Then they were clearly understood, and those who told   ... Read more

About Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel is a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, in which the children of a poor wood cutter are lost in the forest, have a close encounter with a witch of the most unpleasant kind, and eventually make   ... Read more

Fairy Tales; Their Origin And Meaning

Fairy Tales; Their Origin And Meaning With Some Account Of Dwellers In Fairyland by John Thackray Bunce London CONTENTS Chapter 1: Origin Of Fairy Tales Chapter 2: Kindred Tales From Divers Lands Chapter 3: Dwellers In Fairyland : Stories From   ... Read more

The Ears Of Wheat

Ages upon ages ago, says the German grandmother, when angels used to wander on earth, the ground was more fruitful than it is now. Then the stalks of wheat bore not fifty or sixty fold, but four times five hundred   ... Read more

Little Red Riding Hood

Many years ago there lived a dear little girl who was beloved by every one who knew her; but her grand-mother was so very fond of her that she never felt she could think and do enough to please this   ... Read more

Other Cinderella Stories

extract from The Origins and Meaning of Fairy Tales, chapter1. It would take a very great book to give many examples of the myths and stories which are alike in all the Aryan countries; but we may see by one   ... Read more

Symbolism in Little Red Riding Hood

extract from The Origins and Meaning of Fairy Tales, chapter6. Now about the story of Cinderella. We saw something of her in the first chapter: How she is Ushas, the Dawn Maiden of the Aryans, and the Aurora of the   ... Read more

Chapter 1: Origin Of Fairy Tales

We are going into Fairy Land for a little while, to see what we can find there to amuse and instruct us this Christmas time. Does anybody know the way? There are no maps or guidebooks, and the places we   ... Read more

Disney’s Cinderella Movie

Cinderella (1950) is an animated film by The Walt Disney Company in which a young girl abused by her stepmother and step-sisters is still able to go the ball and win her prince, with the help of a fairy godmother,   ... Read more

The Pied Piper

A VERY long time ago the town of Hamelin in Germany was invaded by bands of rats, the like of which had never been seen before nor will ever be again.  They were great black creatures that ran boldly in   ... Read more

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