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Elves in Scotland: Their Skills

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Every fairy unites in his own person the most various trades: he is his own weaver, tailor, and shoemaker.

EuropeScotland

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How we got the Name ‘Spider Tales’

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Nyankupon was amazed at Spider's cleverness in fulfilling the three conditions. He immediately gave him permission for the future to call all the old tales Anansi tales.

AfricaEast Africa

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Lord Bag of Rice

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The soldier drew his great bow and let an arrow fly at the monster’s head. He never missed his aim, and the arrow struck the ugly head of the centipede, but bounced away.

East AsiaJapan

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The King of the Golden Mountain

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‘Perhaps I can help thee, if thou wilt promise to give me the first thing that rubs itself against thy leg when thou art at home again, and to bring it here in twelve years' time, thou shalt have as much money as thou wilt.’

EuropeGermany

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The Wonderful Garden of Dreams

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Early in the morning she had to get up to milk the cow, clean and polish everything in the house, and prepare breakfast for her father.

South AsiaIndia

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