Stories from England

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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.

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Moll Cut Purse

Unknown writer

She was a participator in most of the crimes and wild frolics of her time; and was notorious as a fortune-teller, a pickpocket, and a receiver of stolen goods.

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Mr. Fox

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Mr. Fox saw a diamond ring glittering on the finger of the young lady he was dragging, and he drew his sword, raised it, and brought it down upon the hand of the poor lady.

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Nelly, the Knocker

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On the stone, at the dead hour of the night, might be discerned a female figure wrapped in a grey cloak. She was incessantly knock, knock, knocking, in a fruitless endeavour to split the impenetrable rock.

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Of the Nature of Contagion

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We learn from Histories, that the first time the Plague was felt here, which was in the Year 1485, it began in the Army, with which King Henry VII. came from France, and landed in Wales.

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Rival Songsters

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Worthy, ah! your very Worth lies in your Not Asserting it.

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Robin Hood

Unknown writer

No man could travel alone through Sherwood Forest, without being stripped of his money.

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Self-Esteem

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‘We know your Failing, but, my friend, you won't Grow Fat on that sort of Diet—good night.’

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The adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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All on a sudden, crack! crack! went the deck. ‘Heaven have mercy on us!’ cried the sailors, who turned pale with terror, and lifted up their eyes to heaven.

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The Ape and her Two Young Ones

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There was a foolish old widowed She-Ape, who had two young Monkeys of twins. She doted upon one of them, while she only noticed the other to punish him bitterly.

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The Ass in a Lion’s Skin

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Clothed in the Lion's skin, the young Ass strutted forth believing himself a very Lion, and causing men to flee before him in terror.

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The Baker’s Daughter

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When the girl thought the bread should be ready she looked in the oven and was very much amazed to find a very large loaf of bread. She pretended to look about the oven as if in search of something.

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The Boy and the Skylark

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A little bird that's in the air, the hidden trespass shall declare, and openly reveal it.

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The Brown Man of the Moors

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His dress was entirely brown, the colour of the brackens, and his head covered with frizzled red hair. His countenance was expressive of the most savage ferocity, and his eyes glared like those of a bull.

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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.

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The Daw in Borrowed Plumes

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A vulgar Daw tricked herself out in all the gay feathers which fell from the fashionable Peacocks and valued herself above all the birds of the air.

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The Fairies’ Cup

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A great tumult arose at the banquet on account of his taking away the cup, and all the guests pursued him, but the peasant escaped by the fleetness of the beast he rode.

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The Fairy Children

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A boy and his sister were found near the mouth of a pit. They were different in the colour of their skin from all the people of our habitable world, for their skin was tinged of a green colour.

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The Family Elm

Unknown writer

The interior of this tree is paved with bricks, and in other respects made comfortable for its temporary occupants.

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The First Tooth

By and

Through the house what busy joy, just because the infant boy has a tiny tooth to show!

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