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The Enchanted Doe

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once a certain King of Long-Trellis named Giannone, who, desiring greatly to have children, continually made prayers to

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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.There once lived a poor tailor, who had a son called Aladdin, a careless, idle boy who would do

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Sunshine Stories

Your free classic folktale for today comes from the translated collection of Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales edited and published by J. H. Stickney in 1886.I am going to tell a story,” said the Wind. “I beg your pardon,” said the Rain,

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Fairy Gifts

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.It generally happens that people’s surroundings reflect more or less accurately their minds and dispositions, so perhaps that is

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The Tale of Connal

Today’s classic tale was from Popular Tales of the Western Highlands, a collection of Scottish folklore collected by JF Campbell through many years of oral history research, and published in 1890.There was a king over Eirinn once, who was named

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The Maid with Hair of Gold

Today’s classic tale was from Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen, written by Alexander Chodsko and translated by Emily J Harding, published in 1896.There was once a king so wise and clever that he understood the language of

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Goat-Face

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.A peasant had twelve daughters, not one of whom was a head taller than the next; for every year their

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Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper

This tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.Once there was a gentleman who married, for his second wife, the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever

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Little Thumbelina

Your free classic folktale for today comes from the translated collection of Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales edited and published by J. H. Stickney in 1886.There was once a woman who wished very much to have a little child. She went

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Sylvain and Jocosa

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Once upon a time there lived in the same village two children, one called Sylvain and the other Jocosa,

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