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Aladdin, and the Wonderful Lamp

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This strange man was no uncle of Aladdin, nor was he related at all to him; but he was a wicked magician, who wanted to make use of the lad's services.

EuropeEngland

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Marya Morevna

Unknown writer

Koschei the Deathless seized Marya Morevna and carried her off, and Prince Ivan sat down on a stone and wept. He wept and wept and started off in search of Marya Morevna.

EuropeRussia

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Mother Hulda

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‘You must take great pains to make my bed well, and shake it up thoroughly, so that the feathers fly about, and then in the world it snows, for I am Mother Hulda.’

EuropeGermany

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The Children in the Wood

Unknown writer

The uncle could not help thinking that he wished the little boy and girl would die, for then he should have all their money for himself.

EuropeEngland

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The Evergreen Tree and the Wilderness Marigold

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These people take our flowers home. Some of us they put in baskets and call basket flowers. Some they put in the maidens’ hair and they call us maiden flowers.

East AsiaChina

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The History of Jack Jingle

Unknown writer

Jack ran away crying as loud as he could, ‘A Shilling! a penny! a halfpenny! and a plumcake! Huzza!’ till he came to his father's cottage.

EuropeEngland

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The Prince and the Eagle

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The young Prince continued to fall and fall for ever so long until instead of descending with a bump at the bottom, he stepped gently onto dry land, and found himself in what the Macedonians call the Nether World.

EuropeGreece

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The Seven Sheepfolds

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Then, as Bebeck rounded the crag, he beheld a dark opening, within which he could hear a dreadful snarling and barking going on.

EuropeHungary

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The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

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It was not long before some one knocked at the house-door and cried, ‘Open the door, dear children; your mother is here, and has brought something back with her for each of you.’

EuropeGermany

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