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Little Black Fish

Little Black Fish - story

Samad Behrangi

It was the longest night of winter. At the bottom of the sea, an old fish gathered together 12,000 of her children and grandchildren and began to tell them this story: Once upon a time…

Nose Dwarf

Nose Dwarf - story

Wilhelm Hauff

This story is from the collection called “The Sheik of Alexandria and his Slaves,” and is supposed to be told by a slave to the Sheik. Sir, those people are much mistaken who fancy that…

Thumbelina

Thumbelina - story

Hans Christian Andersen

There once was a woman who wanted so very much to have a tiny little child, but she did not know where to find one. So she went to an old witch, and she said:…

Molly and the Red Hat

Molly and the Red Hat - story

Benjamin Rosenbaum

Molly loved her red hat. It was full and round and bright. It was glorious and unadorned. That hat knew more than it was saying. It could have been a ladybug, it could have been…

The Deliverers of Their Country

The Deliverers of Their Country - story

Edith Nesbit

It all began with Effie’s getting something in her eye. It hurt very much indeed, and it felt something like a red-hot spark – only it seemed to have legs as well, and wings like…

How Mr Threddie the Tailor Became King

How Mr Threddie the Tailor Became King - story

Kornel Makuszyński

In the town of Taydarayda there once lived a tailor by the name of Mr Joseph Threddie. He had a little pointy beard just like a billy goat, and he was always jolly. He was…

Croco Dancy

Croco Dancy - story

Nurit Zarchi

When Croco Dancy, the little witch, finished school, she had to take her final exam. The principal put two forks on the table in front of her and said: “Now enchant them. You remember what…

Old Mr. Rabbit, He’s a Good Fisherman

Old Mr. Rabbit, He’s a Good Fisherman - story

Joel Chandler Harris

“Brer Rabbit en Brer Fox wuz like some chilluns w’at I knows un,” said Uncle Remus, regarding the little boy, who had come to hear another story, with an affectation of great solemnity. “Bofe unum…

The Cat that Walked by Himself

The Cat that Walked by Himself - story

Rudyard Kipling

Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was, O my Best Beloved, when the Tame animals were wild. The Dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow…

A Toy Princess

A Toy Princess - story

Mary de Morgan

More than a thousand years ago, in a country quite on the other side of the world, it fell out that the people all grew so very polite that they hardly ever spoke to each…