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Molly Whuppie
ONCE upon a time there was a man and a wife had too many children, and they could not get meat for them, so they took the three youngest and left them in a wood. They traveled and traveled and could see never a house.
The Red Ettin
THERE was once a widow that lived on a small bit of ground, which she rented from a farmer. And she had two sons ; and by and by it was time for the wife to send them away to seek their fortune.
The Golden Arm
THERE was once a man who traveled the land all over in search of a wife. He saw young and old, rich and poor, pretty and plain, and could not meet with one to his mind. At last he found a woman, young, fair, and rich, who possessed a right arm of solid gold.
History Of Tom Thumb
IN the days of the great Prince Arthur there lived a mighty magician, called Merlin the most learned and skillful enchanter the world has ever seen.This famous magician, who could take any form he pleased, was traveling about as a poor beggar, and being very tired, he stopped at the cottage of a plowman to rest himself, and asked for some food.
Mr. Fox
LADY MARY was young, and Lady Mary was fair. She had two brothers, and more lovers than she could count. But of them all, the bravest and most gallant was a Mr. Fox, whom she met when she was down at her father's country-house.
Lazy Jack
ONCE upon a time there was a boy whose name was Jack, and he lived with his mother on a common. They were very poor, and the old woman got her living by spinning, but Jack was lazy that he would do nothing but bask in the sua in the hot weather, and sit by the corner of the hearth in the winter-time.
Johnny-cake
ONCE upon a time there was an old man, and an old woman, and a little boy. One morning the old woman made a Johnny-cake, and put it in the oven to bake.
Earl Mar's Daughter
ONE fine summer's day Earl Mar's daughter went into the castle garden, dancing and trip-ping along. And as she played and sported she would stop from time to time to listen to the music of the birds.
Mr. Miacca
TOMMY GRIMES was sometimes a good boy, and sometimes a bad boy ; and when he was a bad boy, he was a very bad boy. Now his mother used to say to him : Tommy, Tommy, be a good boy, and don't go out of the street, or else Mr. Miacca will take you.
Whittington And His Cat
IN the reign of the famous King Edward III. there was a little boy called Dick Whittington, whose father and mother died when he was very young.
Laidly Worm Of Spindleston Heugh
IN Bamborough Castle once lived a king who had a fair wife and two children, a son named Childe Wynd and a daughter named Margaret. Childe Wynd went forth to seek his fortune, and soon after he had gone the queen his mother died.
Oat And The Mouse
The cat and the mouse Play'd in the malt-house: THE cat bit the mouse's tail off...
Fish And The Ring
ONCE upon a time there was a mighty Baron in the North Countrie who was a great magician and knew everything that would come to pass. So one day, when his little boy was four years old, he looked into the Book of Fate to see what would happen to him.
The Magpie's Nest.
ALL the birds of the air came to the magpie and asked her to teach them how to build nests. For the magpie is the cleverest bird of all at building nests. So she put all the birds roundher and began to show them how to do it.
Kate Crackernuts
ONCE upon a time there was a king and a O queen, as in many lands have been. The king had a daughter, Anne, and the queen had one named Kate, but Anne was far bonnier than the queen's daughter, though they loved one another like real sisters.
Cauld Lad Of Hilton
AT HILTON HALL, long years ago, there lived a Brownie that was the contrariest Brownie you ever knew. At night, after the servants had gone to bed, it would turn everything topsy-turvy, put sugar in the salt-cellars, pepper into the beer, and was up to all kinds of pranks.
The Ass, The Table, And The Stick
A LAD named Jack was once so unhappy at home through his father's ill-treatment that he made up his mind to run away and seek his for-tune in the wide world.He ran, and he ran, till he could run no longer, and then he ran right up against a little old woman who was gathering sticks.
Fairy Ointment
DAME GOODY was a nurse that looked after sick people and minded babies. One night she was woke up at midnight, and when she went downstairs she saw a strange squirmy-eyed, little ugly old fellow, who asked her to come to his wife, who was too ill to mind her baby.
The Well Of The World's End
ONCE upon a time, and a very good time it was, though it wasn't in my time, nor in your time, nor any one else's time, there was a girl whose mother had died, and her father had married again. And her stepmother hated her because she was more beautiful than herself, and she was very cruel to her.
Master Of All Masters
GIRL once went to the fair to hire herself. A for servant. At last a funny-looking old gen. man engaged her, and took her home to his house. When she got there he told her that he had some-thing to teach her, for that in his house he had his own names for things.
Three Heads Of The Well
LONG before Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, there reigned in the eastern part of England a king who kept his Court at Colchester.In the midst of all his glory his queen died, leaving behind her an only daughter, about fifteen years of age, who for her beauty and kindness was the wonder of all that knew her.
Veterinary Work With Horses
None of the domesticated animals associated with man in the pursuit of sport is so liable to disease or so much exposed to injury as the horse. His speed and strength, and the manner in which he is employed, render him especially disposed to accidents...
Veterinary Work With Dogs
As might be anticipated, the dog is very much less liable to disease, and is far more exempted from injury than the horse ; and the sporting dog lives a healthier life than the over-domesticated creature that is pampered and limited in its movements to a short stroll beyond the drawing-room.
Taxidermy And Modelling
Many people seem to think that taxidermy is but a higher sounding synonym of bird-stuffing, but it has a far wider scope and includes the whole art of preparing or con-serving skins throughout the vertebrate sub-kingdom.
Cape Cod - The Pilgrims Around The Bay
The shores of Cape Cod Bay, east, south and west, are the lands of the Pilgrims. Duxbury, which has its name from the Duxborough Hall of the Standish family in England, is almost due west from Provincetown and the tip of the Cape. At Provincetown, the passengers of the Mayflower landed. At Plymouth, a month later they settled.
The Origin Of Cape Cod
IT is a singular fate that Cape Cod, a part of the oldest colony of New England, is hardly better known on its physical side than the coast of Labrador. Vague notions prevail of its surface, its shorelines and its origin. Its rocks and its soils are the victims of observations fantastically untrue, and its relations to the glacial invasion have tripped up many writers.
Cape Cod - The Changing Shoreline
THE Pilgrim country is all built of frail and destructible materials, while the sea is powerful and always at work. By knowing what the sea is in the habit of doing and by seeing sample pieces of its work going on under our eyes, we can look at a stretch of shore and determine rather closely what it once was and what it will be by and by.
Cape Cod - Old Colony Names And Towns
IN a brilliant August morning by the shaded grave of Joseph Jefferson, a summer visitant met by chance, spoke of those who were 'sympathetic with the Cape.' If she had been anywhere else in Massachusetts, and had said 'the Cape,' there could have been no mistake and no one would have thought she intended Cape Ann or Cape Elizabeth. What the gentle lady meant by 'sympathetic,' is not easy to define, but it is not difficult to know.
Cape Cod - On The Land
THE primary wish of the early colonists was to own land and raise crops. Swift, in his history of Chatham, says that all the early settlers were farmers and they used the sea products only for their own tables. Too much has been said about the poverty of the Cape soils. Thoreau has unwittingly fixed the notion that the surface of the Cape is all sand.
Cape Cod - The Harvest Of The Waters
ONE might spend his summers on the Cape for years, and never, unless he sought it, set his eyes on a codfish. Yet no one doubts that the Cape was suitably named, or that John Smith, interested more in whales, found codfish, and sixty thousand of them in a single month.
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