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Household Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales: 200 tales and 10 legends

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 281,177 / 728 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.7
LoC Categories: PZ, GR
Downloads: 11,401
mnybks.net#: 3051
Origin: gutenberg.org

These fairy tales by brothers Grimm are based on the original 1884 translation Household Tales of Margaret Hunt.

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eat together." She did this, but it was easy to see that she did not do it willingly. The frog enjoyed what he ate, but almost every mouthful she took choked her. At length he said, "I have eaten and am satisfied; now I am tired, carry me into thy little room and make thy little silken bed ready, and we will both lie down and go to sleep."

The King's daughter began to cry, for she was afraid of the cold frog which she did not like to touch, and which was now to sleep in her pretty, clean little bed. But the King grew angry and said, "He who helped thee when thou wert in trouble ought not afterwards to be despised by thee." So she took hold of the frog with two fingers, carried him upstairs, and put him in a corner. But when she was in bed he crept to her and said, "I am tired, I want to sleep as well as thou, lift me up or I will tell thy father." Then she was terribly angry, and took him up and threw him with all her might against the wall. "Now, thou wilt be quiet, odious frog," said she. But when he fe

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

This is an 1884 copy that has many tales that have been removed long since. An earlier copy would be fantastic, but for students of fairy tales and folk legends this is an excellent start. Worth downloading and reading.


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