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The Grave-Mound – Folktales

The Grave-Mound Brothers Grimm       A rich farmer was one day standing in his yard inspecting his fields and gardens. The corn was growing up vigorously and the fruit-trees were heavily laden with fruit. The grain of the …
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The Golden Key – Folktales

The Golden Key Brothers Grimm       In the winter time, when deep snow lay on the ground, a poor boy was forced to go out on a sledge to fetch wood. When he had gathered it together, and …
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The Sole – Folktales

The Sole Brothers Grimm       The fishes had for a long time been discontented because no order prevailed in their kingdom. None of them turned aside for the others, but all swam to the right or the left …
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The Owl – Folktales

The Owl Brothers Grimm       Two or three hundred years ago, when people were far from being so crafty and cunning as they are nowadays, an extraordinary event took place in a little town. By some mischance one …
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The Moon – Folktales

The Moon Brothers Grimm       In days gone by there was a land where the nights were always dark, and the sky spread over it like a black cloth, for there the moon never rose, and no star …
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The Duration of Life – Folktales

The Duration of Life Brothers Grimm       When God created the world and was about to fix the length of each creature’s life, the ass came and asked, Lord, how long shall I live. Thirty years, replied God, …
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