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King Canute on the Seashore

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]A[/su_dropcap] HUNDRED years or more after the time of Alfred the Great there was a king of England named Canute. King Canute was a Dane; but the Danes were not so fierce and cruel then as...

King Alfred and the Beggar

King Alfred and the Beggar [su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]A[/su_dropcap]T one time the Danes drove King Alfred from his kingdom, and he had to lie hidden for a long time on a little island in a river. One day, all who were...

King Alfred and the Cakes

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]M[/su_dropcap]ANY years ago there lived in England a wise and good king whose name was Alfred. No other man ever did so much for his country as he; and people now, all over the world, speak...

A STORY OF ROBIN HOOD

In the rude days of King Rich-ard and King John, there were many great woods in England. The most famous of these was the Sher-wood forest, where the king often went hunting deer. In this forest there lived a band of daring men called out-laws. They...

THE WILD SWANS

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]F[/su_dropcap]AR away, in the land to which the swallows fly when it is winter, dwelt a king who had eleven sons, and one daughter, named Eliza.   The eleven brothers were princes, and...

THE STORKS

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”5″]O[/su_dropcap]N the last house in the village there lay a stork’s nest. The mother stork sat in it with her four little ones, who were stretching out their heads with their pointed...

THE PEA BLOSSOM

[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]HERE were once five peas in one shell; they were green, and the shell was green, and so they believed that the whole world must be green also, which was a very natural...

THE DAISY

[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]N[/su_dropcap]OW listen. Out in the country, close by the roadside, stood a pleasant house; you have seen one like it, no doubt, very often. In front lay a little fenced-in garden, full of...

THE FLAX

THE flax was in full bloom; it had pretty little blue flowers, as delicate as the wings of a moth. The sun shone on it and the showers watered it; and this was as good for the flax as it is for little children to be washed and then kissed by their...

THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR

THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR is a story of a man whose life radically changes after he kills seven flies with a single strike with a piece of cloth. Believing that he must be an exceptional person in order to have accomplished such a feat, the tailor...

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker THERE was once a Shoemaker who, through no fault of his own, had become so poor that at last he had only leather enough left for one pair of shoes. At evening he cut out the shoes which he intended to begin upon the next...

Rapunzel

There was once a man and a woman, who had long 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 of their house from which a splendid garden could be seen. It...

JACK THE GIANT KILLER

IN the reign of King Arthur there lived in the County of Cornwall a worthy farmer, who had an only son, named Jack. Jack was strong and brave and very daring, and was never backward when danger was in the way. Now, in those days there lived a huge...

THE UGLY DUCKLING

THE UGLY DUCKLING   IT was beautiful in the country. It was summertime. The wheat was yellow, the oats were green, the hay was stacked up in the green meadows, and the stork paraded about on his long red legs, talking in Egyptian, which...

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