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A BOY THAT VISITED FAIRYLAND – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

A BOY THAT VISITED FAIRYLAND – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

Many are the places in Wales where the ground is lumpy and humpy with tumuli, or little artificial mounds. Among ...
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A FIREMAKER AND A PEACEMAKER – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

In the olden times, tribes of Indians did not always live in one place as they do now. They sometimes ...
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A Flower Klondike Solitaire game – Play Online

A Flower Klondike Solitaire game – Play Online

A Flower Klondike Solitaire game. Move all cards to the four foundations from Ace to King. On the tableau build ...
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A Lac of Rupees for a Bit of Advice – Indian Fairy Tales

A poor blind Brahman and his wife were dependent on their son for their subsistence. Every day the young fellow ...
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A LEGEND OF KNOCKMANY – Celtic Fairy Tales

A LEGEND OF KNOCKMANY – Celtic Fairy Tales

What Irish man, woman, or child has not heard of our renowned Hibernian Hercules, the great and glorious Fin M'Coul? ...
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A Lesson for Kings – Indian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, when Brahma-datta was reigning in Benares, the future Buddha returned to life as his son and ...
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A Pottle o’ Brains – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

ONCE in these parts, and not so long gone neither, there was a fool that wanted to buy a pottle ...
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A RAVEN AND A SWAN – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Raven, which you know is black as coal, was envious of the Swan, because her feathers were as white ...
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A Son of Adam – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

A Son of Adam – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

A MAN was one day working. It was very hot, and he was digging. By and by he stopped to ...
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AIREDALE TERRIER DOG – Information About Dogs

AIREDALE TERRIER DOG - By far the most popular big terrier, in this country at least, is the Airedale, and ...
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ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – Information About Dogs

ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – Information About Dogs

ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – There is no set standard for Eskimo dogs, and nowadays one must go very far into ...
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07 American Bittern

AMERICAN BITTERN, Stake-driver, Booming Bittern, Indian Hen – Birds for Kids

Even if you have never seen this shy hermit of large swamps and marshy meadows you must know him by ...
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AMERICAN CROW – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN CROW – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN CROW. Two close relatives there are which, like the poor, are always with us;the crow and the blue jay ...
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AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH - Called also: Black-winged Yellow-bird; Thistle Bird; Lettuce Bird; Wild Canary. Exerpt from: Birds Every Child Should Know ...
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AMERICAN ROBIN – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN ROBIN – Birds for Kids

It is only when he is a baby that you could guess our robin is really a thrush, for then ...
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AMERICAN SPARROW HAWK, Mouse Hawk – Birds for Kids

He is not much larger than either of these birds, scarcely longer than a robin. Because he is a hawk, ...
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AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

WHEN an Indian boy was eleven years old, he was sent into a forest far away from his home. He had ...
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ANDREW COFFEY – Celtic Fairy Tales

ANDREW COFFEY – Celtic Fairy Tales

MY grandfather, Andrew Coffey, was known to the whole barony as a quiet, decent man. And if the whole barony ...
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Art for kids to draw – How to draw a Swallow step by step

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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Art for kids to draw – Humming Birds

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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How the Brazilian Beetles Got Their Gorgeous Coats – Brazilian Fairy...

In Brazil the beetles have such beautifully coloured, hard-shelled coats upon their backs that they are often set in pins and necklaces like precious stones.

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How the Rabbit Lost His Tail – Brazilian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, the rabbit had a long tail, but the cat had none. She looked with envious eyes at the one which the rabbit had.

THE ROSE-TREE – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

THE ROSE-TREE – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

There was once upon a time a good man who had two children: a girl by a first wife, and a boy by the second. The girl was as white as milk, and her lips were like cherries. Her hair was like golden silk, and it hung to the ground.

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THE ENCHANTED PEAFOWL – Slavic Fairy Tales

The Story of the Golden Apples, the Wicked Dragon, and the Magic Horse The Story of the Golden Apples, the Wicked Dragon, and the Magic Horse

THE PRINCESS KWAN-YIN – Chinese Fairy Tales

THE PRINCESS KWAN-YIN – Chinese Fairy Tales

Once upon a time in China there lived a certain king who had three daughters. The fairest and best of these was Kwan-yin, the youngest.

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The Broken Pot – Indian Fairy Tales

There lived in a certain place a Brahman, whose name was Svabhavakripana, which means "a born miser."

THE FIRST VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR – Tales from the Arabian Nights

THE FIRST VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR – Tales from the...

My father left me a considerable estate, the best part of which I spent in riotous living during my youth; but I perceived my error, and reflected that riches were perishable, and quickly consumed by such ill managers as myself.

THE TALE OF IVAN – Celtic Fairy Tales

THE TALE OF IVAN – Celtic Fairy Tales

There were formerly a man and a woman living in the parish of Llanlavan, in the place which is called Hwrdh. And work became scarce, so the man said to his wife, "I will go search for work, and you may live here." So he took fair leave, and travelled far toward the East, and at last came to the house of a farmer and asked for work.

EARL MAR’S DAUGHTER – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

EARL MAR’S DAUGHTER – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

One fine summer's day Earl Mar's daughter went into the castle garden, dancing and tripping along. And as she played and sported she would stop from time to time to listen to the music of the birds.

The Blinded Giant – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Blinded Giant – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

At Dalton, near Thirsk, in Yorkshire, there is a mill. It has quite recently been rebuilt; but when I was at Dalton, six years ago, the old building stood.

THE ICE KING AND HIS WONDERFUL GRANDCHILD – Dutch Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

THE ICE KING AND HIS WONDERFUL GRANDCHILD – Dutch Fairy Tales...

In the far-off ages, all the lands of northern Europe were one, for the deep seas had not yet separated them. Then our forefathers thought that fairies were gods.

THE KING’S FOOT HOLDER – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

THE KING’S FOOT HOLDER – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot...

There was a curious custom in the far olden times of Wales. At the banqueting hall, the king of the country would sit with his feet in the lap of a high officer.

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THE NIGHTINGALE IN THE MOSQUE – Slavic Fairy Tales

The Story of the Sultan's Youngest Son and the Princess Flower o' the World The Story of the Sultan's Youngest Son and the Princess Flower o' the World

THE WOOING OF BECFOLA – James Stephens – Irish Fairy Tales

THE WOOING OF BECFOLA – James Stephens – Irish Fairy Tales

CHAPTER I
We do not know where Becfola came from. Nor do we know for certain where she went to.

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TEARS OF PEARLS – Slavic Fairy Tales

ONCE upon a time there lived a very rich widow, with whom lived three children—a handsome stepson; his sister, who was marvellously beautiful; and her own daughter, passably good-looking.

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HE OF THE LITTLE SHELL – THE INDIAN FAIRY BOOK BY...

Once upon a time, all the people of a certain country had died, excepting two helpless children, a baby boy and a little girl.

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WHY THE EAGLE DEFENDS AMERICANS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their...

Many, many moons before the White man came, a little Indian boy was left in the woods.

Japanese Fairy Tales – THE shinansha OR THE SOUTH POINTING CARRIAGE

Japanese Fairy Tales – THE shinansha OR THE SOUTH POINTING CARRIAGE

The compass, with its needle always pointing to the North, is quite a common thing, and no one thinks that it is remarkable now, though when it was first invented it must have been a wonder.

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The Son of Seven Queens – Indian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time there lived a King who had seven Queens, but no children. This was a great grief to him, especially when he remembered that on his death there would be no heir to inherit the kingdom.

CONNLA AND THE FAIRY MAIDEN – Celtic Fairy Tales

CONNLA AND THE FAIRY MAIDEN – Celtic Fairy Tales

Connla of the Fiery Hair was son of Conn of the Hundred Fights. One day as he stood by the side of his father on the height of Usna, he saw a maiden clad in strange attire coming towards him.