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Blue Beard

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He had already married several wives, and nobody knew what had become of them.

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Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper

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Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.

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Donkey-Skin

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The young Princess threw herself at the feet of the King her father and conjured him not to constrain her to consent to his unnatural desire.

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Little Red Riding‑Hood

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The poor child said to the Wolf: ‘I am going to see my grandmother, and carry her a custard and a little pot of butter from my mamma.’

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Little Thumb

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There came a very bad year, and the famine was so great that these poor people resolved to rid themselves of their children.

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Riquet of the Tuft

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He was born with a little tuft of hair upon his head, which made them call him Riquet with the Tuft, for Riquet was the family name.

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The Fairy

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The unfortunate child had to go twice a day to draw water more than a mile and a half from the house, and bring home a pitcherful of it.

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The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots

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The Cat said to his master with a grave and serious air: ‘Do not thus afflict yourself, and you shall see that you have not so poor a portion in me as you think.’

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The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods

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The Princess had no sooner taken the spindle than it ran into her hand, and she fell down in a swoon.

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