Topic Farmhouse

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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.

EuropeEnglandNorthumberland

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Rip Van Winkle

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‘That flagon last night,’ thought Rip Van Winkle, ‘has addled my poor head sadly.’

North AmericaNew York State

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The Cattle that Came

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It started when Peter began to listen to the other farmers boast of the money each was making and the triumphs they were winning over one another.

EuropeBulgaria

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The Ugly Duckling

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‘He is not pretty, but he has a good temper and swims as well as the others. Perhaps he will improve in looks as time goes on.’

EuropeDenmark

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