Topic Forest

9 stories

Hansel and Gretel

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The old woman, although her behavior was so kind, was a wicked witch, who lay in wait for children, and had built the little house on purpose to entice them.

EuropeGermany

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Little Red Riding Hood

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The wolf thought to himself, ‘That tender young thing would be a delicious morsel, and would taste better than the old one.’

EuropeGermany

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Little Red Riding Hood

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‘Granny!’ Red Riding Hood cried, ‘What very long arms you have got!’ The Wolf answered, ‘The better to hug you, my child.’

EuropeEngland

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Little Red Riding‑Hood

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The poor child said to the Wolf: ‘I am going to see my grandmother, and carry her a custard and a little pot of butter from my mamma.’

EuropeFrance

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Little Thumb

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There came a very bad year, and the famine was so great that these poor people resolved to rid themselves of their children.

EuropeFrance

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Robin Hood

Unknown writer

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

EuropeEngland

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The Fir Tree

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When Christmas-time approached, quite young trees were felled, sometimes trees which were neither so old nor so large as this Fir Tree. These young trees were just the most beautiful.

EuropeDenmark

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The Story of Sir Bertrand

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Sir Bertrand was now in total darkness; and, with his arms extended, began to ascend the stair-case. A dead cold hand met his left hand, and firmly grasped it, drawing him forcibly forward.

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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