Topic Fairy

11 stories

Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty could not help shuddering when she saw the horrible face of the frightful creature, but she made a brave effort to overcome her fear.

EuropeFrance

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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.

EuropeFrance

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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.

EuropeFrance

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Prince Darling

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‘Madam,’ said the good King, ‘since you are a fairy, you know all that I wish. I have only one son, whom I love with all my heart, so that people generally name him Prince Darling. If you wish to do me a kindness, promise me to be a good friend to my boy.’

EuropeFrance

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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.

EuropeFrance

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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.

EuropeEnglandHerefordshire

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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.

EuropeFrance

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The King’s Son and the Magic Song

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The Fairy also taught him a magic song, ‘Come, cattle, come, all you cattle come to me,’ the melody of which was so enchanting that all cattle who heard it followed the singer.

AfricaSouth AfricaSwazi People

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The Mad Pranks of Robin Goodfellow

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When Robin was grown to six years of age, he was so knavish that all the neighbours did complain of him; for no sooner was his mother’s back turned, but he was in one knavish action or another.

EuropeCeltic Peoples

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The Maiden Without Hands

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The wizard flew into a rage, and said, ‘Chop her hands off, otherwise I cannot touch her.’ The miller was terrified, and exclaimed, ‘How can I cut off the hands of my own child?’

EuropeGermany

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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.

EuropeFrance

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