All Fairy Tales

A certain man, named Hari-Sarman, who lived in a little village in India, where there were no rich people and everyone had to work hard to get his daily bread, got very weary of the life he had to lead. »
In the branches of a great tree, in a forest in India, lived a wise old crow in a very comfortable, well-built nest. »
A poor blind Brahman and his wife were dependent on their son for their subsistence. Every day the young fellow used to go out and get what he could by begging. This continued for some time, till at last he became quite tired of such a wretched life, and determined to go and try his luck in another country. »
What Irish man, woman, or child has not heard of our renowned Hibernian Hercules, the great and glorious Fin M'Coul? »
Once upon a time, when Brahma-datta was reigning in Benares, the future Buddha returned to life as his son and heir. »
Once in these parts, and not so long gone neither, there was a fool that wanted to buy a pottle o' brains, for he was ever getting into scrapes through his foolishness, and being laughed at by every one. »
Three women were changed into flowers which grew in the field, but one of them was allowed to be in her own home at night ... »
In one of the smaller cities of India called Sravasti the people gathered together on a very hot day to stare at and talk about a stranger, who had come in to the town, looking very weary and walking with great difficulty because his feet were sore with tramping for a long distance on the rough roads. »
A man was one day working. It was very hot, and he was digging. By-and-by he stopped to rest and wipe his face; and he was very angry to think he had to work so hard only because of Adam's sin. »
There was once on a time a King who had a wife with golden hair, and she was so beautiful that her equal was not to be found on earth ... »
My grandfather, Andrew Coffey, was known to the whole barony as a quiet, decent man. »
There was once a young fellow who enlisted as a soldier, conducted himself bravely, and was always the foremost when it rained bullets ... »
Print Llewelyn had a favourite greyhound named Gellert that had been given to him by his father-in-law, King John. »
Once upon a time there was a mother who had a son, who went to school. »
Once upon a time there were two king's daughters lived in a bower near the bonny mill-dams of Binnorie. »
In Norroway, long time ago, there lived a certain lady, and she had three daughters. »
Once upon a time there was a man who had fine houses, both in town and country, a deal of silver and gold plate, carved furniture, and coaches gilded all over. »
Ages ago, when the giants were numerous on the earth, there lived a big fellow named Antigonus. »
In Treneglwys there is a certain shepherd's cot known by the name of Twt y Cymrws because of the strange strife that occurred there. »
A long time ago there were a King and Queen who said every day, "Ah, if only we had a child!" but they never had one ... »



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