The bronze ring -- Prince Hyacinth and the dear little princess -- East of the sun and West of the moon -- The yellow dwarf -- Little Red Riding-Hood -- The sleeping beauty in the wood -- Cinderella; or, the little glass slipper -- Aladdin and the wonderful lamp -- The tale of a youth who set out to learn what fear was -- Rumpelstiltzkin -- Beauty and the Beast -- The Master-Maid -- Why the sea is salt -- The Master cat; or, Puss in boots -- Felicia and the pot of pinks -- The white cat -- The water-lily -- The gold-spinners -- The terrible head -- The story of pretty Goldilocks -- The history of Whittington -- The wonderful sheep -- Little Thumb -- The forty thieves -- Hansel and Grettel -- Snow-White and Rose-Red -- The goose-girl -- Toads and diamonds -- Prince Darling -- Blue Beard -- Trusty John -- The brave little tailor -- A voyage to Lilliput -- The princess on the glass hill -- The story of Prince Ahmed and the fairy Paribanou -- The history of Jack the giant-killer -- The black bull of Norroway -- The Red Etin.
earfully hungry, and made terrible havoc among the mice.
Then the queen of the mice held a council.
"These cats will eat every one of us," she said, "if the captain of the ship does not shut the ferocious animals up. Let us send a deputation to him of the bravest among us."
Several mice offered themselves for this mission and set out to find the young captain.
"Captain," said they, "go away quickly from our island, or we shall perish, every mouse of us."
"Willingly," replied the young captain, "upon one condition. That is that you shall first bring me back a bronze ring which some clever magician has stolen from me. If you do not do this I will land all my cats upon your island, and you shall be exterminated."
The mice withdrew in great dismay. "What is to be done?" said the Queen. "How can we find this bronze ring?" She held a new council, calling in mice from every quarter of the globe, but nobody knew where the bronze ring was. Suddenly three mice arrived from a ve