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Undine

Told to the Children

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Author: Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué (Friedrich Heinrich Karl)
Published: 1811
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,373 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 609
Added to site: 2006.07.05
mnybks.net#: 14068
Genre: Young Readers
Excerpt

is she, it is Undine!' they would cry, yet still the maiden did not come. Then they shook their heads sadly, but as they went on talking they listened still.

'It was fifteen years ago, on such a night of wind and rain, that she came,' murmured the old man. 'Our home was sad and desolate, for we had lost our own little child.'

'Ah,' said the knight, 'tell me how the beautiful maiden came to your little cottage.'

Now this is the story the fisherman told to the knight.

'It is fifteen years ago,' began the old man, 'since I went through the forest, hoping to sell my fish in the city beyond. I was alone, for my wife was at home watching our little babe. Our little babe was dear to us and very fair.

'In the evening, having sold all my fish, I went home through the haunted forest, nor did I fear its gloom, for the Lord was at my right hand.

'But no sooner had I left the wood than I saw my wife running toward me, while tears streamed from her eyes. She had dressed herself, I

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