The Four Friends and the Hunter

The Four Friends and the Hunter

A long time ago in a jungle, there lived a deer, a crow, a mouse, and a turtle. They would share food and help each other.

One day, a hunter appeared and came very close to them. When they saw the hunter, the deer darted away, the crow flew into the sky and the mouse ran into a hole. Unfortunately, the turtle was too slow and he was easily caught by the hunter.

The hunter tied him up with his net. He was sad not to catch the deer but it was better to feast on the turtle rather than go hungry, he thought.

The other animals became very worried and sat down together and worked out a plan to free the turtle. The crow then flew high up in the sky and spotted the hunter walking along the river bank.

The deer ran ahead of the hunter and lay on the ground pretending to be dead. The hunter saw the deer in the distance. He put down the turtle and ran to the deer for its tasty flesh and beautiful skin.

Meanwhile, as planned, the rat bit through the net and freed the turtle. The turtle scurried away into the water of the river.

Unaware of the plot by these friends, the hunter went to collect the deer but when he got near, the deer suddenly sprang up and darted off into the jungle.

Dejected, the hunter turned back to collect the turtle he had left behind and was shocked to find the damaged net and the turtle missing.

By now, the hunter was starting to get scared by everything that was happening. He ran out of the jungle and the four friends were once again able to live their happy lives together.

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The Fox and the Stork

The Fox and the Stork

At one time, the Fox and the Stork seemed like very good friends. The Fox invited the Stork to dinner and, just for a joke, put nothing before her except some soup in a very shallow dish.

The Fox could easily lap this up but the Stork could only wet the end of her long bill in it, and left the meal as hungry as when she began.

“I am sorry,” said the Fox, “the soup is not to your liking.” The stork said, “Pray do not apologize. I hope you will return this visit and come and dine with me soon.”

So a day was chosen when the Fox would visit the Stork. When he had arrived and they were seated at the table, everything for their dinner was contained in a very long-necked jar with a narrow mouth.

The fox could not insert his snout, so all he could manage to do was to lick the outside of the jar. “I will not apologize for the dinner,” said the Stork.

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Old Sultan

Old Sultan

A farmer once had a faithful dog called Sultan. The dog had grown old and lost all his teeth so that he could no longer hold onto anything.

One day the farmer said to his wife, “Tomorrow I intend to shoot old Sultan, he is no longer of any use.”

The poor dog, who was lying out in the sun not far away, heard everything.

He had a good friend, the wolf, and told him of the sad fate that awaited him.

The wolf said, “I will help you out of your trouble.” And they came up with a plan.

Early the next morning, the dog’s master and his wife came to the hay field. They laid their only child in the shade, and old Sultan had to stand guard nearby.

Then the wolf came out of the wood and carried off the child. The father screamed when he saw what had happened and the dog chased quickly after the wolf.

Then the wolf let the child fall, just as they had planned, and the dog returned it to its parents.

The master was overjoyed and patted the dog saying, “You shall eat my bread free, as long as you live.”

From then on, old Sultan was as well off as he could wish.

Soon afterwards the wolf visited him, and said, “You will just wink an eye if I carry off one of your master’s fat sheep.”

The dog answered, “I still remain true to my master; I cannot agree to that.”

The wolf, who thought that this could not be true, still came that night to the sheep field. But the farmer, who had been warned by the faithful Sultan about the wolf’s plan, caught him and gave him a beating.

The wolf ran away, but cried out to the dog, “You will pay for this!”

The next morning the wolf sent a boar to challenge the dog to go out into the forest where they might settle the matter.

Poor old Sultan could find no one to go with him except a cat with only three legs. The unfortunate cat sat on the dog’s back and stretched her tail into the air with pain.

When the wolf and the boar saw their enemy coming, they thought that he was bringing a sword with him because they mistook the outstretched tail of the cat for one.

The wild boar crept into the undergrowth and the wolf jumped up a tree.

When the dog and the cat arrived, they saw the boar’s ear twitching in the undergrowth. The cat, thinking it was a mouse, jumped upon it and bit it hard.

The boar made a fearful noise and ran away screaming, “The guilty one is up in the tree!”

The dog and cat looked up and saw the wolf who was now ashamed of himself for looking so timid.

They all laughed out loud and became good friends again.

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The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremen Town Musicians

There was once a donkey whose master had made him carry sacks to the mill for many a long year. His strength finally began to fail so that he couldn’t work much and his master wanted to turn him out.

The donkey knew this and ran away to Bremen where he thought he might be a town musician.

When he had gone a little way, he found a hound lying by the side of the road. The donkey asked, “What are you so out of breath about?”

“Now I am old,” said the dog, “and I can’t hunt anymore. My master was going to kill me.”

“I am going to Bremen to become a town musician.” said the donkey. “You may come with me. I can play the lute and you can beat the drum.” The dog readily agreed, and they walked on together.

It was not long before they came to a cat sitting in the road. “What is the matter with you?” said the donkey.

“I am old and my teeth are getting blunt,” answered the cat. “I can’t catch mice, so my mistress wanted to drown me.”

“Come with us to Bremen,” said the donkey, “and become a town musician. You understand serenading.” The cat thought well of the idea and joined them.

The three travelers then passed by a yard and met a cock who was crowing. “Your cries are enough to pierce bone and marrow,” said the donkey. “What is the matter?”

“I have predicted good weather, but the cook wants to make me into soup. I am crowing with all my might while I still can.”

“You had much better come with us,” said the donkey. “We are going to Bremen. You have a powerful voice and, when we are all performing together, it will have a very good effect.” The cock agreed, and all four went on together.

But Bremen was too far off to be reached in one day so, as evening approached, they came to a wood and decided to spend the night there.

The donkey and the dog lay down under a large tree while the cat climbed up among the branches and the cock flew up to the top.

Before the cock went to sleep he saw a little light shining in the distance and called out to his companions that there must be a house not far away. They all set off in the direction of the light until at last it led them to the house.

The donkey, being the biggest, went up to the window and looked in. He saw robbers sitting around a table covered with splendid food and drink.

They discussed how to get the robbers out of the house and finally hit upon a plan.

The donkey was to place his forefeet on the window ledge; the dog was to get on the donkey’s back; the cat on the top of the dog; and lastly, the cock was to fly up and perch on the cat’s head.

When that was done, at a given signal, they all began performing their music. The donkey brayed, the dog barked, the cat mewed, and the cock crowed. Then they burst into the room, breaking all the glass in the window.

The robbers fled at the dreadful sound. They thought they were being attacked by monsters and ran off into the wood, fearing for their lives.

The four companions then sat down at the table and enjoyed the remains of the meal. They feasted as if they had been hungry for a month.

From that time on, the robbers never ventured back to the house and the four Bremen town musicians found themselves so well off that there they stayed there for good.

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Snow-White and Rose-Red

Snow-White and Rose-Red

There was once a poor, lonely widow who lived in a remote cottage. In front of the cottage was a garden where there stood two rose trees. One bore white roses and the other red.

She had two daughters who were like the two rose trees, so she called one Snow White, and the other Rose Red.

They were as good and happy, and as busy and cheerful as two children could ever be, and they always held each other’s hand when they went out together.

One evening, the mother put on her spectacles and read aloud from a large book, and the two girls listened while they sat and spun thread.

There was a knock at the door which sounded like somebody wanted to be let in.

Rose Red went and pushed back the bolt, thinking that it was a poor man. But it was a huge bear who stuck his big, black head around the door. Rose-Red screamed and sprang back, while Snow-White hid herself behind her mother’s bed.

The bear began to speak and said, “Do not be afraid, I will do you no harm! I am half-frozen, and only want to warm myself a little beside you.”

“Poor bear,” said the mother. “Lie down by the fire, only take care that you do not burn your coat.”

The bear said to the girls, “Please knock the snow out of my coat a little;” so they brought the broom and swept the bear’s fur clean while he stretched himself comfortably by the fire and growled contentedly.

It was not long before they grew quite relaxed, and started played games with their clumsy guest. When it was bedtime, the mother said to the bear, “You can lie there by the hearth and then you will be safe from the cold and the bad weather.”

As soon as day dawned, the two children let him out and he trotted off across the snow and into the forest.

From then on, the bear came around every evening at the same time and let the children amuse themselves with him as much as they liked.

When spring came, the bear said to Snow White, “I must go into the forest and guard my treasures from the wicked dwarfs.”

Snow White was quite sad that he was going away and she unbolted the door for him. The bear ran off quickly and was soon out of sight beyond the trees.

A short time afterwards, the mother sent her children into the forest to collect firewood. They saw a dwarf with a snow-white beard, a yard long, and the end of the beard was caught in the crevice of a tree.

He glared at the girls with his fiery red eyes and cried, “Why do you stand there? Can you not come here and help me?”

“Don’t be impatient,” said Snow White, “I will help you,” and she pulled her scissors out of her pocket and cut off the end of his beard.

As soon as the dwarf was free, he swung his bag over his shoulder and went off without giving the children a second glance.

On another day, when the girls were crossing a heath on their way home, they surprised the dwarf who had just emptied out his bag of precious stones on a clean spot. The brilliant stones glittered and sparkled with different colors.

“Why do you stand there gaping?” cried the dwarf, and his grey face turned bright red with rage.

He was continuing to yell when a loud growling was heard and a black bear came trotting towards them out of the forest. The dwarf sprang up in a fright, but he could not get to his cave for the bear was already too close.

Then, with fear in his heart, he cried, “Dear Bear, spare me. I will give you all of my treasures.” The bear ignored his words and gave the wicked creature a single blow with his paw. The dwarf never moved again.

The girls had run away but the bear called to them, “Snow White and Rose Red, do not be afraid.” When they recognized his voice, they stopped.

When he caught up with them his bearskin suddenly fell away and he stood there, a handsome man, all clothed in gold.

“I am the King’s son,” he said, “and I was bewitched by that wicked dwarf who had stolen my treasures. I was forced to run about the forest as a savage bear. Now he has got his well deserved punishment.”

Soon, Snow White was married to the prince and Rose-Red to his brother. They divided up between them the great treasures which the dwarf had gathered together in his cave and the old mother lived peacefully and happily with her children for many years.

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The Water of Life

The Water of Life

There was once a poor, lonely widow who lived in a remote cottage. In front of the cottage was a garden where there stood two rose trees. One bore white roses and the other red.

She had two daughters who were like the two rose trees, so she called one Snow White, and the other Rose Red.

They were as good and happy, and as busy and cheerful as two children could ever be, and they always held each other’s hand when they went out together.

One evening, the mother put on her spectacles and read aloud from a large book, and the two girls listened while they sat and spun thread.

There was a knock at the door which sounded like somebody wanted to be let in.

Rose Red went and pushed back the bolt, thinking that it was a poor man. But it was a huge bear who stuck his big, black head around the door. Rose-Red screamed and sprang back, while Snow-White hid herself behind her mother’s bed.

The bear began to speak and said, “Do not be afraid, I will do you no harm! I am half-frozen, and only want to warm myself a little beside you.”

“Poor bear,” said the mother. “Lie down by the fire, only take care that you do not burn your coat.”

The bear said to the girls, “Please knock the snow out of my coat a little;” so they brought the broom and swept the bear’s fur clean while he stretched himself comfortably by the fire and growled contentedly.

It was not long before they grew quite relaxed, and started played games with their clumsy guest. When it was bedtime, the mother said to the bear, “You can lie there by the hearth and then you will be safe from the cold and the bad weather.”

As soon as day dawned, the two children let him out and he trotted off across the snow and into the forest.

From then on, the bear came around every evening at the same time and let the children amuse themselves with him as much as they liked.

When spring came, the bear said to Snow White, “I must go into the forest and guard my treasures from the wicked dwarfs.”

Snow White was quite sad that he was going away and she unbolted the door for him. The bear ran off quickly and was soon out of sight beyond the trees.

A short time afterwards, the mother sent her children into the forest to collect firewood. They saw a dwarf with a snow-white beard, a yard long, and the end of the beard was caught in the crevice of a tree.

He glared at the girls with his fiery red eyes and cried, “Why do you stand there? Can you not come here and help me?”

“Don’t be impatient,” said Snow White, “I will help you,” and she pulled her scissors out of her pocket and cut off the end of his beard.

As soon as the dwarf was free, he swung his bag over his shoulder and went off without giving the children a second glance.

On another day, when the girls were crossing a heath on their way home, they surprised the dwarf who had just emptied out his bag of precious stones on a clean spot. The brilliant stones glittered and sparkled with different colors.

“Why do you stand there gaping?” cried the dwarf, and his grey face turned bright red with rage.

He was continuing to yell when a loud growling was heard and a black bear came trotting towards them out of the forest. The dwarf sprang up in a fright, but he could not get to his cave for the bear was already too close.

Then, with fear in his heart, he cried, “Dear Bear, spare me. I will give you all of my treasures.” The bear ignored his words and gave the wicked creature a single blow with his paw. The dwarf never moved again.

The girls had run away but the bear called to them, “Snow White and Rose Red, do not be afraid.” When they recognized his voice, they stopped.

When he caught up with them his bearskin suddenly fell away and he stood there, a handsome man, all clothed in gold.

“I am the King’s son,” he said, “and I was bewitched by that wicked dwarf who had stolen my treasures. I was forced to run about the forest as a savage bear. Now he has got his well deserved punishment.”

Soon, Snow White was married to the prince and Rose-Red to his brother. They divided up between them the great treasures which the dwarf had gathered together in his cave and the old mother lived peacefully and happily with her children for many years.

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

Once there was a miller who was very poor and who had a beautiful daughter.

One day, he went to speak to the king and said, “I have a daughter who can spin straw into gold.” The king replied to the miller, “Bring her tomorrow to my palace, and I will put her to the test.”

When the girl was taken to the king, he took her into a room which was full of straw and said, “If by early tomorrow morning you have not spun this straw into gold, you must die.”

The miller’s daughter had no idea how straw could be spun into gold and she became more and more frightened until at last she began to weep.

At that moment the door opened, and in came a little man who said, “What will you give me, if I do it for you?”
“My necklace,” replied the girl.

The little man took the necklace, seated himself in front of the spinning-wheel and began to work.

At daybreak, when the king saw the gold he was delighted. He had the miller’s daughter taken into another room full of straw, and said, “You must spin this, too. If you succeed, you shall be my wife.”

When the girl was alone, the little man came again and said, “You must promise me the first child you have after you are queen, and I will spin the straw for you again.”

The girl did not know what else to do so she promised the little man what he asked for, upon which, he began to spin until all the straw was turned into gold.

When the king arrived in the morning and found all as he had wished, he took her hand in marriage and the pretty miller’s daughter became a queen.

A year later, she brought a beautiful child into the world, and started to think no more of the little man.

One day, the little man suddenly came into her room and said, “Now give me what you promised.”

The queen was so upset and started to cry, so the little man took pity on her.

“I will give you three days,” he said. “If by that time you find out my name, then you shall keep your child.”

The queen spent the whole night thinking of all the names that she had ever heard.

She sent out a messenger who travelled far and wide to find out what other names there might be.

On the third day, the messenger came back again and said, “I came to a high mountain at the end of the forest. There, I saw a little house.”

In front of the house was a ridiculous little man who was jumping around and singing:
“I am so glad that nobody knows…
That the name I am called is Rumpelstiltskin!””

Very soon afterwards, the little man came in and asked, “Now, mistress queen, what is my name?”
At first she replied, “Is your name Conrad?”
”No.”
“Is your name Harry?”
“No.”
“Perhaps your name is Rumpelstiltskin?”

“The devil has told you that! The devil has told you that!” cried the little man. In his anger he was jumping up and down so much that his feet plunged deep into the earth and his whole body was swallowed up and never seen again.

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The Poor Miller’s Boy and the Cat

The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat

An old miller said to his three apprentices, “I am old. I will give the mill to the one who brings me the best horse and he shall take care of me until my death.”

The apprentices went off in search of the best horse. The third boy, named Hans, was looked on as foolish by the others and they decided to make sure that Hans would not receive the mill.

After they lay down to sleep in a cave, the others waited until Hans had fallen asleep. Then they got up and quietly left. When the sun rose the next morning and Hans woke up, he was lying alone in a deep cavern.

He went into the forest, and met a small cat. “I know well your desire,” said the cat. “Come with me! Be my faithful servant for seven years and then I will give you the best horse.”

Hans followed the cat to an enchanted castle where there was nothing but more cats who were all servants.

In the evening when they sat down to dinner, three of them had to make music.

Every day, Hans had to serve the cat and chop some wood. He also built a small house with silver tools. Eventually, he told the cat that he had now done everything he was asked, and still he had no horse.

The seven years had flown by as if they were six months. The cat finally led him to the horse. He was so handsome and strong that Hans’ heart rejoiced at the sight of him.

The cat allowed Hans to go home and promised to bring him the horse after three days.

When Hans reached home, the other two apprentices were already there and each of them had brought a horse with them. When they saw Hans, they laughed and said, “Stupid Hans, where is your horse?”

After three days, a beautiful princess came by with a coach pulled by the finest horses and asked to see the miller’s boy. This princess was actually the little tabby-cat whom poor Hans had served for seven years.

The princess gave the best horses to the miller and said that he was to keep his mill as well. She took her faithful Hans with her in the coach and drove away.

The little house which Hans had built with the silver tools was now a magnificent castle and everything inside was made of silver and gold. When they married, Hans was so rich that he had enough of everything for the rest of his life.

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The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

There was a man who had three sons. The youngest was simply called simpleton, and was despised, laughed at, and neglected on every occasion.

It happened one day that the eldest son decided to go into the forest to cut wood. Before he went, his mother gave him a delicious pancake and a flask of wine.

In the forest, he met a little old man who asked him for some food and water, but the reluctant youth refused and just left.
When he came to cut down a tree, it hit him and wounded his arm so that he had to go home. This was all the little old man’s doing.

Later, the second son went into the wood. The little old man asked him for food too, but he behaved just like his brother. The punishment soon followed; as he was chopping away at a tree, he hit his leg so badly that he had to be carried home.

Then, the simpleton begged his father to let him go into the wood and his father agreed because he needed logs. When he got to the wood, the simpleton met the little man and joyfully shared his food with him.

The little man said, “As you have such a kind heart, I will bestow good luck upon you. Cut down an old tree and at its roots you will find something.”

The simpleton did as the old man said and found a goose with feathers of pure gold. He lifted it out and took it with him to an inn where he planned to stay the night.

The landlord had three daughters who were all curious to know what this wonderful kind of bird was. When the simpleton went to bed, the eldest daughter grabbed the goose by its wing but her hand became magically stuck to the goose.

Soon after, came the second and third sister with the same idea, but as each touched the other sister, they too became stuck.

The next morning, the simpleton tucked the goose under his arm and left, not noticing the three girls being dragged behind.
A priest saw them and tried to drag the youngest girl away but he quickly became stuck to her and was forced to follow after them.

Not long after this, a church official was passing and saw the priest following at the heels of the three girls. He grabbed hold of the priest’s robe but, as soon as he touched it, he too became stuck and was forced to follow the group.

The priest cried out to two peasants and begged them to come and help free him and the church official but as soon as they touched, the peasants had to follow too.

They arrived in a town where a king reigned. The king had only one daughter who was so serious that no one could make her laugh. Therefore, the king had decreed that whoever could make her laugh would have her hand in marriage.

The simpleton with his goose and his hangers-on passed in front of the king’s daughter and as soon as she saw them, she burst out laughing and it seemed as if she would never stop.

But the king did not like this man and that said he must first find someone who could drink up a whole cellar of wine. The simpleton found the little old man in the wood and took him straight to the king’s cellar where he drank all of the wine.

But the king now made some new conditions. He demanded a man who could eat a mountain of bread. The simpleton again led the little old man straight to the king’s courtyard. In just one day, the whole mountain of bread had disappeared.

Then the king found yet one more excuse and said he must have a ship that could sail on land or water. This time the little old man gave the simpleton a special ship that could sail on both land and on water.

So the marriage took place immediately, and after the death of the king, the simpleton became the new king and reigned over the kingdom.

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The Three Little Men in the Wood

The Three Little Men in the Wood

There was once a man whose wife had died and a woman whose husband had died. They each had a daughter and the girls knew each other.

The woman said to the man’s daughter, “Tell your father that I will marry him, and you will be treated better than my own daughter.”

The girl went home and told her father what the woman had said and soon there was a wedding and the man and woman were married.

However, the woman hated her new stepdaughter. She was so jealous because the girl was pleasant and pretty while her own daughter was ugly and spiteful.

One day, in the middle of winter, the woman gave her stepdaughter a little piece of hard bread and a dress made out of paper and asked her to go and pick a basket of strawberries.

The girl obediently went out of the house. There was snow lying everywhere. When she entered the wood, she saw a small house with three little men inside.

They called her in and said, “Give us some food!” She broke her little piece of bread in two and gave them half.

After that they had eaten her bread, they gave her a broom and asked her to sweep the snow away from the back door. When she had gone outside to do it, the little men talked among themselves about what they could do for her because she was so kind and pretty.

The first one said, “She will grow prettier every day.” The second said, “Each time she speaks, a piece of gold shall fall from her mouth.” The third said, “A king shall come and take her for his wife.”

Meanwhile, the girl was doing as the little men had asked her and she found some fine, ripe strawberries. She joyfully filled her little basket, thanked the little men, and ran off home.

While she explained everything that had happened to her, a piece of gold fell out of her mouth with every word that she spoke.

The stepsister was very jealous. She asked her mother for a splendid fur coat to wear; some bread, butter and cakes; and then went into the wood to find the little house.

When she found the place, she gave the little men no greeting. Instead, she sat herself down by the warm oven, and began eating her food all by herself. She also refused to sweep by the back door when they asked her to.

When she saw that they were not going to give her anything, she left the house. The three little men said among themselves, “What shall we do to her? She has such a wicked, jealous heart.”

The first said, “She shall grow uglier every day.” The second said, “When she speaks a toad shall jump out of her mouth at every word.” The third said, “She shall die a miserable death.”

When the girl got back home and talked to her mother, a toad leapt out of her mouth with each word. Everyone who came near them was so disgusted that the girl and her mother had to go and hide deep in the forest for the rest of their lives.

One day, the King asked the man’s daughter to become his wife. A wedding was held in great style – just as the little men in the wood said it would.

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