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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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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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THE LITTLE LAME FOX – Slavic Fairy Tales

The Story of the Youngest Brother Who Found the Magic Grape-Vine and Married the Golden Maiden The Story of the Youngest Brother Who Found the Magic Grape-Vine and Married the Golden Maiden

THE PHANTOM VESSEL – Chinese Fairy Tales

THE PHANTOM VESSEL – Chinese Fairy Tales

Once a ship loaded with pleasure-seekers was sailing from North China to Shanghai. High winds and stormy weather had delayed her, and she was still one week from port when a great plague broke out on board.

THE INDIAN FAIRY BOOK BY CORNELIUS MATHEWS

THE LITTLE SPIRIT OR BOY-MAN – THE INDIAN FAIRY BOOK BY...

In a little lodge at a beautiful spot on a lake shore, alone with his sister, lived a boy remarkable for the smallness of his stature. Many large rocks were scattered around their habitation, and it had a very wild and out-of-the-way look.

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GRAY EAGLE AND HIS FIVE BROTHERS – THE INDIAN FAIRY BOOK...

There were six falcons living in a nest, five of whom were still too young to fly, when it so happened that both the parent birds were shot in one day. The young brood waited anxiously for their return; but night came, and they were left without parents and without food.

The Wise King and the Bee - Mythical stories for children

The Wise King and the Bee – Mythical stories for children

Long ago there lived in the East the greatest king in the world. It was believed that no one could ask him a question which he could not answer. Wise men came from far and near, but they were never able to puzzle King Solomon.
Japanese Fairy Tales – THE SAGACIOUS MONKEY AND THE BOAR

Japanese Fairy Tales – THE SAGACIOUS MONKEY AND THE BOAR

Long, long ago, there lived in the province of Shinshin in Japan, a traveling monkey-man, who earned his living by taking round a monkey and showing off the animal's tricks.

THE SHEE AN GANNON AND THE GRUAGACH GAIRE – Celtic Fairy Tales

THE SHEE AN GANNON AND THE GRUAGACH GAIRE – Celtic Fairy...

The Shee an Gannon was born in the morning, named at noon, and went in the evening to ask his daughter of the king of Erin.

JACK AND HIS MASTER – Celtic Fairy Tales

JACK AND HIS MASTER – Celtic Fairy Tales

A poor woman had three sons. The eldest and second eldest were cunning clever fellows, but they called the youngest Jack the Fool, because they thought he was no better than a simpleton.

WHY THE BACK DOOR WAS FRONT – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

WHY THE BACK DOOR WAS FRONT – Welsh Fairy Tales by...

In the days when were no books, or writing, and folk tales were the only ones told, there was an old woman, who had a bad reputation.

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Indian Fairy Tales – Loving Laili

Once there was a king called King Dantal, who had a great many rupees and soldiers and horses. He had also an only son called Prince Majnun, who was a handsome boy with white teeth, red lips, blue eyes, red cheeks, red hair, and a white skin.

WHY THE STORK LOVES HOLLAND – Dutch Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

WHY THE STORK LOVES HOLLAND – Dutch Fairy Tales by William...

Above all countries in Europe, this bird, wise in the head and long in the legs, loves Holland. Flying all the way from Africa, the stork is at home among dykes and windmills.

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OISIN’S MOTHER – James Stephens – Irish Fairy Tales

CHAPTER I

EVENING was drawing nigh, and the Fianna-Finn had decided to hunt no more that day. The hounds were whistled to heel, and a sober, homeward march began.

TOM TIT TOT – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

TOM TIT TOT – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

Once upon a time there was a woman, and she baked five pies. And when they came out of the oven, they were that overbaked the crusts were too hard to eat. So she says to her daughter:

THE SEA-MAIDEN – Celtic Fairy Tales

THE SEA-MAIDEN – Celtic Fairy Tales

There was once a poor old fisherman, and one year he was not getting much fish. On a day of days, while he was fishing, there rose a sea-maiden at the side of his boat, and she asked him, "Are you getting much fish?"

THE INDIAN FAIRY BOOK BY CORNELIUS MATHEWS

WEENDIGOES AND THE BONE-DWARF – THE INDIAN FAIRY BOOK BY CORNELIUS...

In a lonely forest, there once lived a man and his wife, who had a son. The father went forth every day, according to the custom of the Indians, to hunt for food to supply his family.

THE SWORD OF AVALON – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

THE SWORD OF AVALON – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot...

Many of the Welsh tales are about fighting and wars and no country as small as Wales has so many castles. Yet these are nearly all in ruins and children play in them.

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THE TWELVE MONTHS – Slavic Fairy Tales

There was once a widow who had two daughters, Helen, her own child by her dead husband, and Marouckla, his daughter by his first wife.

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THE KING OF THE POLAR BEARS – American Fairy Tales By...

The King of the Polar Bears lived among the icebergs in the far north country. He was old and monstrous big; he was wise and friendly to all who knew him.

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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 FIR TREE – Andersen’s Fairy Tales

THE FIR TREE – Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree.