It is Christmas time and Miss Bennet hears that her neigbours may have to go into the poorhouse! Is there anything she can do? She has so little herself. There must be something….
Posts tagged ‘Misfortune’
Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. But the little Fir wanted so very much to be a grown-up tree.
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Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse do everything at the same time, but this time, it is not so. Follow the long series of events that equalisethe balance.
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This youth doesn’t know very much and can’t make a living. He is interested in what it is to ‘shudder’ and when his father sends him away to look after himself, he resolves to find out.
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Oh! a bare, brown rock, Stood up in the sea,
The waves at its feet, Dancing merrily.
Audio Length 3:17
Nobody knows better how remarkable this rocket is than the Remarkable Rocket himself. He considers the Prince very honoured to have him perform at the wedding. But being a sensitive soul, his tears dampen more than just the occassion and his ‘letting off’ is not quite what he expected.
Audio Length 31:14
The Pobble who has no toes, Had once as many as we;
When they said ‘Some day you may lose them all’;
He replied ‘Fish, fiddle-de-dee!’
A silly servant to the great ‘know-all master’ decides to gather some secrets while the master is away.But not knowing the language, he speaks a spell that sends things spiralling out of control!
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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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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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Honoured to meet Fox, Cat starts a polite conversation, only to be belittled and embarrassed. But then, fate steps in to make a point.
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Moral: Ask the right questions.
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Rapunzel is locked in a tower by her evil step-mother, but a Prince finds her and they plan her escape.
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Upon finding some money, this poor couple decide to purhcase a cow and sell the milk and cheese. But when Mr.Vinegar buys the cow, he becomes distracted and makes a few bad decisions.
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It seems some friendships are never meant to be; as the Mouse and the Cat show here.
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Jack’s mother is fed up with his laziness and sends him out to get work. Each day he finds work and each night manages to ruin his reward.
Audio Length 5:10
After Jack Hannaford’s visit, we are all left wondering who is silliest; the man or his wife!
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Hans has a very different view on luck and when he sells his silver for a horse, he embarks on a journey that leaves him feeling like the luckiest man in the world! Continue reading ‘Hans in Luck’ »
Catherine is very silly and makes many mistakes, exasperating her poor husband. When she gives away the last of thier gold, they head out to get it back, one mistake at a time!
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Clever Hans is not so clever after all. Follow his visits to his fiancee, Gretel, and see how he carries home his gifts. He always does as mother says, but should he? Watch out for an unexpected ending!
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This unhappy princess runs away and finds herself a job as a poor scullery-maid. But the truth slowly begins to emerge.
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This Cat and Mouse partnership seems to be going well, until Mouse finds out that thier food reserve is all gone. An accusation returns this relationship to a more conventional one.
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When their wish of having a daughter is granted, the king and queen have a party to which the fairies are invited. However one is a witch and casts a spell which comes to pass on Briar Rose’s fifteenth birthday.
Audio Length 12:58