Posts tagged ‘Humility’

The Foolish Fir-Tree

The Foolish Fir-Tree Poem
A lovely Christmas poem by Henry Van Dyke.

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A Little fir grew in the midst of the wood
Contented and happy, as young trees should.
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The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant StoryThe wonderful classic from Oscar Wilde.

The Giant returns from abroad to find children playing in his garden, so he throws them out and locks the gate. But why, then, is he not happy? Why do the flowers not grow and the sun not shine? This Giant goes on a beautiful journey all in his back garden!
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The Goose-Girl

The Goose-Girl StoryAnother 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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The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes StoryThe funny fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

This emperor loves clothes and commissions two men to make him one of their famous suits. It is said that it can only be seen by clever people, so why can no one see it?
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The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker StoryThe famous tale by the Brothers Grimm.

A shoemaker and his wife are very poor and have very little leather left to make and sell shoes. But some secret night-time visitors start helping and the shoemaker’s success improves.
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Mother Holle

Mother Holle FairytaleA Brothers Grimm Fairytale.

A beautiful girl falls down a well and wakes in a magical land. She works there for Mother Holle and receives a handsome reward. Her jealous sister decides to follow in her footsteps with a different outcome.
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King Grisly-Beard

King Grisly-Beard StoryA funny story by the Brothers Grimm.

When the princess is to choose a husband, she stands her suitors in a line and mocks each of them, calling one ‘Grisly-Beard’. Embarassed by her arrogance, her father determines to marry her to the next man to enter the castle. As it happens, it is a poor fiddler, who walks her through King Grisly-Beard’s beautiful kindom before arriving at his dirty hole.
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Iron Hans

Iron Hans StoryA fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

When the king’s son’s ball falls into the cage of the wild man, he opens the door to retreive it, setting the creature free. Grateful, the thing looks after the boy and comes to him when called, presenting whatever he wishes. But will anyone know the truth of who the boy really is?
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A Dog’s Tale

A Dog's Tale

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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