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

The Horn Of Plenty

Aeneus, King of Aetolia, had a daughter whose name was Deianira. So beautiful was the maiden that her fame spread throughout the world, and many princes came to woo her. Among these were two strangers, who drove all the other   ... Read more

Chapter 4: Dwellers In Fairyland:

Now we come to an entirely new region, in which, however, we find, under other forms, the same creatures which have already been described. From the sunny East we pass to the cold and frozen North. Here the Scandinavian countries   ... Read more

The Pumpkin Pirates

Once upon a time, one Lucian the Greek was filled with a desire to see strange countries, and especially to discover whether there was any opposite shore to the ocean by which he lived. So having purchased a vessel, he   ... 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 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

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

a poem by Robert Browning   I. Hamelin town's in Brunswick, ...  ... 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

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

Robert Browning

Robert Browning (7th May, 1812 - 12th December, 1889) was an English poet and playwright. He was born in Camberwell, Surrey, the only son of Robert and Sarah Wiedemann Browning. His father worked as a well-paid bank clerk and so   ... Read more

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