The Fairies

The Fairies Once upon a time there lived a widow with two daughters. The elder was often mistaken for her mother, so like her was she both in nature and in looks; parent and child being so disagreeable and arrogant that no one could live with them. The younger girl, who took after her father…

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen Once upon a time there was a little red hen. She lived with a pig, a duck and a cat. They all lived in a pretty little house which the little red hen liked to keep clean and tidy. The little red hen worked hard at her jobs all day. The…

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Once upon a time there were three bears who lived in a house in the forest. Therewas a great big father bear, a middle-sized mother bear and a tiny baby bear. One morning, their breakfast porridge was too hot to eat, so they decided to go for a walk in…

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Far off in a beautiful city in China a ragged urchin called Aladdin used to play in the street. His father, a poor tailor, tried to make him work, but Aladdin was lazy and disobedient, and refused even to help in his father’s shop. Even after his father died Aladdin…

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,…