Fifth Evening

Fifth Evening "Yesterday," said the Moon, "I looked down on the busy city of Paris - and my gaze penetrated into the apartments of the Louvre. An…

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Five Peas from a Pod

Five Peas from a Pod There were five peas in one pod; the peas were green and the pod was green, and so they believed that the whole world was…

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The Old Church Bell

The Old Church Bell In the German country of Württemberg, where the beautiful acacia trees bloom beside the highways, and the apple and pear trees…

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The Pigs

The Pigs Dear Charles Dickens once told us the story of the pig, and since that time it has put us in a good humor just to hear one grunt. Saint…

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Twentieth Evening

Twentieth Evening "I come from Rome," the Moon said. "There on one of the seven hills in the middle of the city are the ruins of the Emperor's…

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The Great Sea Serpent

The Great Sea Serpent There was a little sea fish of good family, the name of which I don't remember; that the more learned will have to tell you.…

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The Comet

The Comet Now there came a comet with its shiny nucleus and its menacing tail. People from the great castles and people from the poor huts gazed at…

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She Was Good for Nothing

She Was Good for Nothing The mayor was standing at his open window; he was wearing a dress shirt with a dainty breastpin in its frill. He was very…

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Fifteenth Evening

Fifteenth Evening "I sailed over Lüneburg Heath," the Moon said. "A lonely hut stood there by the roadside. Around it grew a few withered bushes…

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The Will-o’-the-Wisps Are in Town

The Will-o'-the-Wisps Are in Town There was a man who once had known a great many new fairy tales, but he had forgotten them, he said. The fairy…

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Godfather’s Picture Book

Godfather's Picture Book Godfather could tell stories, so many of them and such long ones, and he could cut out paper figures and draw pictures.…

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Soup on a Sausage Peg

Soup on a Sausage Peg I. SOUP FROM A SAUSAGE PEG "That was a perfectly delightful dinner yesterday," one old female mouse told another, who had not…

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The Goblin and the Woman

The Goblin and the Woman You know the Goblin, but do you know the Woman-the Gardener's wife? She was very well read and knew poems by heart; yes,…

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There is a Difference

There is a Difference It was in the month of May. The wind was still cold, but spring had come, said the trees and the bushes, the fields and the…

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Sixth Evening

Sixth Evening "I have been to Upsala," the Moon told me. "I looked down on the great plain covered with coarse grass and on the barren fields. I saw…

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The New Century’s Goddess

The New Century's Goddess The New Century' s Goddess - whom our great-grandchildren or perhaps a still later generation will know, but we shall not…

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Urbanus

Urbanus In a cloister there lived a young man named Urbanus, who was pious and studious. He was entrusted with the keys to the cloister's book…

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The Elf Mound

The Elf Mound Several lizards darted briskly in and out of the cracks of a hollow tree. They understood each other perfectly, for they all spoke…

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The Bond of Friendship

The Bond of Friendship We've recently made a little journey, and already we want to make a longer one. Where? To Sparta, or Mycenae, or Delphi?…

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Seventeenth Evening

Seventeenth Evening Listen to what the Moon told me: "I have seen a cadet become an officer and dress himself in his handsome uniform for the first…

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