The Brown Fairy Book
The Brown Fairy Book
What the Rose did to the Cypress -- Ball-Carrier and the Bad One -- How Ball-Carrier finished his Task -- The Bunyip -- Father Grumbler -- The Story of the Yara -- The Cunning Hare -- The Turtle and his Bride -- How Geirald the Coward was Punished -- Habogi -- How the Little Brother set Free his Big Brothers -- The Sacred Milk of Koumongoe -- The Wicked Wolverine -- The Husband of the Rat's Daughter -- The Mermaid and the Boy -- Pivi and Kabo -- The Elf Maiden -- How Some Wild Animals became Tame Ones -- Fortune and the Wood-Cutter -- The Enchanted Head -- The Sister of the Sun -- The Prince and the Three Fates -- The Fox and the Lapp -- Kisa the Cat -- The Lion and the Cat -- Which was the Foolishest? -- Asmund and Signy -- Rubezahl -- Story of the King who would be Stronger then Fate -- Story of Wali Dad the Simple-hearted -- Tale of a Tortoise and of a Mischievous Monkey -- The Knights of the Fish.
Fox and the Lapp ' from the very north of Europe, where it is dark for half the year and day-light for the other half. The Lapps are a people not fond of soap and water, and very much given to art magic. Then there are tales from India, told to Major Campbell, who wrote them out, by Hindoos; these stories are 'Wali Dad the Simple-hearted,' and 'The King who would be Stronger than Fate,' but was not so clever as his daughter. From Brazil, in South America, comes 'The Tortoise and the Mischievous Monkey,' with the adventures of other animals. Other tales are told in various parts of Europe, and in many languages; but all people, black, white, brown, red, and yellow, are like each other when they tell stories; for these are meant for children, who like the same sort of thing, whether they go to school and wear clothes, or, on the other hand, wear skins of beasts, or even nothing at all, and live on grubs and lizards and hawks and crows and serpents, like the little Australian blacks.
The tale of 'What the Ros
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