Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault (January 12, 1628 – May 16, 1703) was a French author.

Charles Perrault was born in Paris, France to a wealthy bourgeois family. He attended the best schools and studied law before embarking on a career in government   … Read more

Chapter 5: Dwellers In Fairyland: West Highland Stories

In a very delightful book which has already been mentioned, Campbell’s “Popular Tales of the West Highlands,” there are many curious stories of fairy folk and other creatures of the like kind, described in the traditions of the west of   … Read more

Chapter 2: Kindred Tales From Divers Lands: Eros And Psyche

Once upon a time there lived a king and a queen, who had three beautiful daughters. The youngest of them, who was called Psyche, was the loveliest; she was so very beautiful that she was thought to be a second   … Read more

Christmas Every Day

The little girl came into her papa’s study, as she always did Saturday morning before breakfast, and asked for a story. He tried to beg off that morning, for he was very busy, but she would not let him. So   … Read more

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

a poem by Robert Browning

 
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Hamelin town’s in Brunswick,
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Cinderella

Once upon a time, there lived a gentleman and his wife, who were the parents of a lovely little daughter.

When this child was only nine years of age, her mother fell sick. Finding her death coming on, she called   … Read more

Rapunzel

There were once a man and a woman who had long in in vain wished for a child. At length the woman hoped that God was about to grant her desire. These people had a little window at the back   … Read more

Giambattista Basile

Giambattista Basile (died circa 1637) was the Conte di Torrone, a soldier and government official, who is known for publishing a collection of  fairy tales, titled Lo cunto de li cunti (Neapolitan dialect for The Story of Stories), or Il   … Read more

Fairy Tales

A fairy tale is a story, usually told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as: fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants and others. These stories often involve princes and princesses and normally have a happy ending.  The fairy   … 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

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