One of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.
When the king is ill, his three sons journey to find The Water of Life in order to save him. A test of all three characters, it is the youngest who comes up trumps by finding the water and rescuing his brothers. But will he be rewarded?
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A poem from Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
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A short story by the Brothers Grimm.
Having left his beloved wife to visit his bed-ridden father,he learns that his dying wish is for him to marry another! In his grief he consents and makes preparations. The poor wife, hearing of this, makes some preparations of her own. Continue reading ‘The Twelve Huntsmen’ »
A funny short story from the Grimm Brothers.
This poor brother grows the biggest turnip ever seen and offers it to the King, who in return awards great wealth. His rich brother is jealous and tries his own luck.
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The cautionary poem by Mary Howitt.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
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Another Fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.
The Queen’s baby has a gift:he can wish for anything and it will appear before him. The Cook decides to kidnap him and hides him away, but the poor queen is accused of carelessness for losing him and is sentenced to seven years in a tower. Years later, the boy finds out who he is…
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A short story by the Brothers Grimm.
A fairy had told Heinel of his iminent fortune and so he happily sets sail on rough waters. Finding an enchanted land, he undergoes the pains to break the spell and marries the beautiful princess. But after years there, he longs to see his father and makes a promise to his wife.
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A dark short story from the Grimm Brothers.
A wicked step-mother kills her son so that her daughter can be the sole heir to her husbands wealth. But she is so ashamed that she makes her daughter feel responsible. Once buried, the boy returns as a bird to take revenge.
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Another short story for children by the Brothers Grimm.
Her maid has stolen her horse and clothes and arrives at the prince’s castle looking like the bride. But the poor princess, wearing the maid’s clothes, is offered a job looking after the geese. It is lucky that she has some magic as this alerts the king to his son’s false bride. Find out how.
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An animal story by Brothers Grimm
Having been sent away by his master for being too old to work, the horse wanders into a wood where he meets a fox…
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A dark and sad tale from the Brothers Grimm.
Hearing of a plot to kill her, this girl escapes from her step-mother and runs off with her boyfriend. They use some magic to disguise themselves and decide that Roland would go to the village first and return for her. But a long time later, he has not returned…
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The classic Fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.
After thier wicked step-mother leaves the children in the woods, they find a gingerbread house and meet a witch who wants to eat them.
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A story by the Brothers Grimm.
These half-siblings are the best of friends, so when Lina hears of a plan to kill Fundevogel, they run away together. With a little magic, they disguise themselves in order to escape their pursuers.
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A Fairy tale by Joseph Jacobs.
Having been banished by his father,the king, for buying advice from a poor woman, he sets out on his own. The advice proves true and by following it, he avoids danger and realises his potential.
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A Children’s Classic by Mark Twain.
The tale of wonderful collie who learns all that is important from her cultured mother. When moved to a lovely family a long way off, she has everything she could dream of. One night, a fire breaks out in the house…
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