Little Tiny or Thumbelina

Little Tiny or Thumbelina One was once a woman who wished very much to have a little child, but she could not obtain her wish. At last she went to a fairy, and said, “I should so very much like to have a little child; can you tell me where I can find one?” “Oh,…

Pied Piper of Hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin Once upon a time… on the banks of a great river in the north of Germany lay a town called Hamelin. The citizens of Hamelin were honest folk who lived contentedly in their Grey stone houses. The years went by, and the town grew very rich. Then one day, an extraordinary…

The Tale of Ivan

The Tale of Ivan 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…

The wolf and the crane

The wolf and the crane A Wolf had been feasting too greedily, and a bone had stuck crosswise in his throat. He could get it neither up nor down, and of course he could not eat a thing. Naturally that was an awful state of affairs for a greedy Wolf. So away he hurried to…

The Lion And The Mouse

The Lion And The Mouse One day a Lion lay asleep in the jungle. A tiny Mouse, running about in the grass and not noticing where he was going, ran over the Lion’s head and down his nose. The Lion awoke with a loud roar, and down came his paw over the little Mouse. The…