Nursery tales Collection

12 stories

Frolic of the Wild Things

By and

Lean Gray Wolf comes creeping, creeping, creeping up. He smells in the snow the tracks of the little white rabbits. He sniffs, and sniffs, and sniffs.

North AmericaNative American Tribes

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Little Black Ant

By and

The rat squeaked so softly that Little Black Ant said to him, ‘Mr. Ratsmith, I will marry you.’

EuropeSpain

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Little Totty

Unknown writer

The moment the farmer’s wife's lips touched the flower, the bud opened with a pop! and inside it she found the smallest little maiden ever seen—scarcely half a thumb’s length; so she called her Little Totty.

EuropeEngland

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Little White Rabbit

By and

On and on and on went Little White Rabbit weeping. Soon a small voice called out, ‘Good morning, Little White Rabbit! Why do you weep?’ It was Busy Little Ant.

EuropePortugal

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Miss Pussycat’s Tea Party

Unknown writer

Miss Tabitha, who had a very fine ear, gave them a little French song which had a chorus of Tant Mieux, and they all joined in, Captain Black and Mr. Velvet Purr singing the bass.

EuropeEngland

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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 First Rabbits

By

The star children all began to cry again. Just then the fairy mother of the sky came with a torch to light the star lamps. ‘Crying again?’ she said. ‘What’s the matter now?’

East AsiaJapan

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The Story of the Three Bears

Unknown writer

And then Goldenlocks lay down upon the bed of the Little, Small, Wee Bear; and that was neither too high at the head nor at the foot, but just right. So she covered herself up comfortably, and lay there till she fell fast asleep.

EuropeEngland

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The Teeny Tiny Woman

By and

One night when the Teeny Tiny Woman was in her teeny tiny bed she heard a noise. Up she jumped from her teeny tiny bed and lighted her teeny tiny candle.

EuropeEngland

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The Three Bears

Unknown writer

Silver-Locks peeped in, and soon found the place was empty; so the saucy puss made up her mind to go in boldly.

EuropeEngland

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The Three Friends

By and

As soon as the Mouse and the Dried Pea looked into the soup pot they saw what had happened. ‘Oh, dear!’ said the Sausage. ‘Poor Mouse is drowned in the soup.’

EuropeGermany

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The Wee Bannock

By and

When the old woman saw the other wee bannock running away she ran after it, but she could not catch it.

EuropeScotland

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