Fables Articles

Blue Beard

There was, some time ago, a gentleman who was very rich. He had fine town and country houses, his dishes and plates were all of gold or silver, his rooms were hung with damask, his chairs and sofas were covered with the richest silks, and his carriages were all gilt...

The Fairies

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters. The elder was often mistaken for her mother, so like her was she both in nature and in looks. Both of them were so disagreeable and arrogant that no one could live with them. The younger girl, who was a true...

Ricky of the Tuft

Once upon a time there was a queen who bore a son so ugly and misshapen that for some time it was doubtful if he would have human form at all. But a fairy who was present at his birth promised that he should have plenty of brains, and added that by virtue of the gift...

Cinderella

Once apon a time a girl named Cinderella lived with her stepmother and two stepsisters. Poor Cinderella had to work hard all day long so the others could rest. It was she who had to wake up each morning when it was still dark and cold to start the fire. It was she who...

The Fairies

Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters. The elder was often mistaken for her mother, so like her was...

Ricky of the Tuft

Once upon a time there was a queen who bore a son so ugly and misshapen that for some time it was doubtful if he would...

Cinderella

Once apon a time a girl named Cinderella lived with her stepmother and two stepsisters. Poor Cinderella had to work...

Tom Thumb, fairy tail

Tom Thumb, fairy tail

A poor woodman sat in his cottage one night, smoking his pipe by the fireside, while his wife sat by his side spinning. ’How lonely it is, wife,’ said he, as he puffed out a long curl of smoke, ’for you and me to sit here by ourselves, without any children to play...

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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest.  Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood. One morning, Little Red Riding Hood asked her mother if she...

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Once upon a time there lived a king and queen who were very unhappy because they had no children. But at last a little daughter was born, and their sorrow was turned to joy. All the bells in the land were rung to tell the glad tidings. The king gave a christening...

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Changa-Chunga, Turkish Fable

Changa-Chunga, Turkish Fable

In the old days, there lived two brothers. One was a bachelor and the other married, with many children. The bachelor was rich and a scrooge. The married man was gracious but poor. However, he did not complain about his fate because he was at least healthy. But one...

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The Gold and the Silver Brother

The Gold and the Silver Brother

High, high in the clouds, was the home of the most powerful of all the chiefs, Niame. One day he decided to get married. He summoned the four most beautiful girls of his tribe and asked each one of them: "What if you married me?" The first, which was called Akoko,...

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Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Once upon a time there was a miller who had three sons. When he died he left his mill to the eldest son, his ass to the second son, and his cat to the youngest, who had always been his favourite. The two eldest sons resolved to live together; but they would not let...

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Donkey-Skin

Donkey-Skin

Once upon a time there was a King, so great, so beloved by his people, and so respected by all his neighbours and allies that one might almost say he was the happiest monarch alive. His good fortune was made even greater by the choice he had made for wife of a...

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