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Swedish Fairy Tales - The Princess on the Glass Hill

Swedish Folk Tales for Children - A farmer's haymeadow was eaten every year on the Eve of the Feast of St. John the Baptist, also Midsummer. He set his sons, one by one, to guard it, but the older two were frightened off by an earthquake. The third, Boots [Cinderlad], was despised by his brothers, who jeered at him for always sitting in the ashes, but he went the third year and stayed through three earthquakes. At the end, he heard a horse and went outside to catch it eating the grass. Next to it was a saddle, bridle, and full suit of armor, all in brass. He threw the steel from his tinderbox over it, which tamed it. When he returned home, he denied that anything had happened. The next year, the equipment for the horse was in silver, and the year after that, in gold. Read the full story at listfairytales.info Swedish Folk Tales and LegendsOnce on a time there was a man who had a meadow, which lay high upon the hill-side, and in the meadow was a barn, which he had built to maintain …

East of the Sun and West of the Moon Story

Norwegian Folk Tales and Legends - The White Bear tactics a poor peasant and inquires if he'll give him his prettiest and youngest daughter; in return, the bear is likely to make the guy wealthy. The woman is reluctant, or so the peasant asks the bear to return, and meanwhile, persuades her. The White Bear takes her off to a rich and enchanted castle. At night, he takes off his bear form to be able to come to her bed as a man, even though the shortage of light signifies that she never sees him. Read the full story : Norwegian Fairy TalesOnce upon a time there was a poor peasant who had so many kids that he didn't have enough of either food or clothes to give them. Pretty kids they all were, but the most adorable was the youngest kid, who had been so lovely there was no limit for her loveliness.
One day -- it was on a Thursday day late in the fall -- that the weather was wild and rough out, and it had been cruelly dark. The rain was falling and the wind blowing off, until the wa…

English Moral Story For Kids : Tom Thumb

English Fairy Tales - Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favourite of King Arthur. The earliest allusions to Tom occur in various 16th-century works such as Reginald Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft (1584), where Tom is cited as one of the supernatural folk employed by servant maids to frighten children. Tattershall in Lincolnshire, England, reputedly has the home and grave of Tom Thumb. The History of Tom ThumbIt is said that in the days of the famed Prince Arthur, that had been king of Britain, in the year 516, there dwelt a wonderful magician, called Merlin, the most learned and skilful enchanter on earth at that time.
This great magician, who could assume any form he pleased, was travelling in the disguise of a poor beggar, and being very m…

Celtic Fairy tales - The Horned Woman

Celtic Fairy tales - The Horned Woman is a fairytale of ireland, let's read the full tale. The Story of a Rich Woman and Horned Witches A wealthy woman awakened late one night carding and preparing yarn, while all of the family and servants were asleep. Suddenly a knock was given in the door, and a voice called, "Open! open!"
Said the girl of the home.
"I am the Witch of one Horn," was answered.
The mistress, supposing that one of her neighbours had called and required assistance, opened the door, and a lady entered, having in her hand a set of wool-carders, and bearing a horn on her forehead, as if climbing there. She sat down by the fire in silence, and began to card the wool with violent haste. Suddenly she paused, and said aloud: "Where are the women? they delay too long."
Then another knock came to the door, and a voice called as before, "Open! open!"
The mistress felt herself obliged to open and rise to the call, and immediately another…

Iceland Fairy tales – The Cottager And His Cat

Popular Fairy tales - A man lived with his wife and son in a wretched hovel; he was secretly rich, but so great a miser that he could not spend the money. One day, however, he spent too little on food and died. The man appeared to his son in a dream and said that his mother would die soon; half the wealth, being ill-gotten, was to be given to the poor, and he should throw the other half into the sea, and catch whatever swam by. The Cottager And His Cat Once upon a time there lived an old guy and his wife in a filthy, tumble-down cabin, not very far in the splendid palace where the king and queen dwelt. In spite of the wretched condition of this hut, which lots of people declared was too bad even for a pig to live in, the older man was very wealthy, for he had been a great miser, and lucky besides, and would frequently go without food each day earlier than alter one of his beloved gold bits.
However, after a while he found that he had starved himself once too often. He fell sick, and ha…

Cinderella Classic Fairy Tale for Children

Cinderella Story For Kids - Cinderella’s mother died while she was a very little child, leaving her to the care of her father and her step-sisters, who were very much older than herself; for Cinderella’s father had been twice married, and her mother was his second wife. Now, Cinderella’s sisters did not love her, and were very unkind to her. Read the full story of cinderella. Cinderella Fairy tale Story Once upon a time... there lived an unhappy young woman. Unhappy she was, for her mother had been dead, her father had married another woman, a widow with two brothers, and her stepmother did not like her one little piece.
Unhappy Cinderella All the nice things, kind thoughts and loving bits were for her own daughters. And not only the kind thoughts and love, but also dresses, shoes, shawls, delicious food, comfortable beds, in addition to every home comfort. All this was laid to her daughters. But, for the poor unhappy woman, there was nothing at all. No dresses, only her stepsisters…