Twelfth Evening

Twelfth Evening "I shall give you a picture of Pompeii, said the Moon. "I was outside the city, in the Street of the Tombs, as they call the place…

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Twenty-second Evening

Twenty-second Evening "I saw a little girl weeping," the Moon said, "weeping over the wickedness of the world. She had received the loveliest doll…

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The Garden of Paradise

The Garden of Paradise There was once a king's son, no one had so many beautiful books as he. In them he could read of everything that had ever…

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The Silver Shilling

The Silver Shilling There was once a shilling; it came out bright and shiny from the mint, and sprang up, shouting, "Hurrah! Now I'm going out into…

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The Last Pearl

The Last Pearl There was a rich and happy house. All those in it-the owners, and servants, and friends, too-were happy and cheerful, for on this day…

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Eighteenth Evening

Eighteenth Evening "I have told you about Pompeii," the Moon said, "that corpse of a city which is now once more listed among living cities. I know…

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Chicken Grethe’s Family

Chicken Grethe's Family Chicken Grethe was the only human tenant of the fine new house that was built for the hens and ducks on the estate. It was…

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The World’s Fairest Rose

The World's Fairest Rose There was once a mighty Queen, in whose gardens were found the most glorious flowers at all seasons of the year and from…

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Fourteenth Evening

Fourteenth Evening The Moon spoke. "Near the forest path are two farmhouses. The doors are low and the windows placed irregularly; white thorn…

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The Jumpers

The Jumpers Once upon a time a flea, a grasshopper, and a jumping goose wanted to see which one could jump the highest; so they invited the whole…

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Dance, Dance, Doll of Mine!

Dance, Dance, Doll of Mine! "Yes, this is a song for very small children!" declared Aunt Malle. "As much as I should like to, I cannot follow this…

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What the Old Man Does is Always Right

What the Old Man Does is Always Right Now I'm going to tell you a story that I heard when I was a little fellow and that I like better and better…

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The Jewish Girl

The Jewish Girl Among the other children in the charity school was a little Jewish girl, clever and good-in fact, the brightest of them all. But…

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The Silent Book

The Silent Book On the highroad in the forest there stood a lonely farmhouse; the road passed right through its courtyard. All the windows were…

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The Days of the Week

The Days of the Week The days of the week once wanted to be free to get together and have a party. But each of the seven days was so occupied, the…

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The Bottle Neck

The Bottle Neck In the narrow, crooked street, among several shabby dwellings, stood a very tall and very narrow house, the framework of which had…

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Eighth Evening

Eighth Evening Dark masses of clouds covered the sky, and the Moon did not come out at all. In my little chamber I stood more lonely than ever and…

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The Drop of Water

The Drop of Water Of course, you must know what a microscope is, that round magnifying glass which makes everything look hundreds of times larger…

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What Happened to the Thistle

What Happened to the Thistle Adjoining the rich estate was a lovely and beautifully kept garden of rare trees and flowers. Guests at the estate…

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Aunty Toothache

Aunty Toothache Where did we get this story? would you like to know? We got it from the basket that the wastepaper is thrown into. Many a good…

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