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More Russian Picture Tales

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Author: Valery Carrick
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,092 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 664
Added to site: 2007.11.13 19016



Once upon a time there lived an old man and his wife. She had one daughter of her own, and he had one of his own. And the old woman took a dislike to her step-daughter. Whatever her own daughter did, she praised her for everything and stroked her head, but whatever her step-daughter did, she grumbled at her and scolded her for everything; it was simply dreadful. And the old woman began to want to drive her step-daughter off the face of the earth, and she said to her husband: "Take her away into the dark forest, and let the frost freeze her to death." So there was nothing for the old man to do but harness his horse to the sledge, put his daughter in it, and drive her off into the forest. And he brought her right into the middle of the forest, set her down on the snow, and drove off home.



And there the little girl sat in the forest all alone, shivering with the cold. When lo and behold! there was old King Frost coming



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