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La Comtesse de Ségur nous livre ici quelques récits qui avaient tant amusés ses petites-filles.

L’on y découvre des enfants bien curieux, bien courageux, bien vertueux, avec leurs bonnes et mauvaises fées.
Elles les feront passer par des épreuves bien difficiles…

Here are a few tales that entertained the countess of Ségur’s grand-daughters.

We meet with very inquisitive, very brave, very kind children, with their good and bad fairies.
They will have them go through great ordeals…

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NOUV...

The Arabian Nights Entertainments

A collection of folklore stories accumulated during the Islamic Golden Age, The Arabian Nights Entertainments has entertained and fascinated readers for centuries. The book centers on a frame story concerning the sultan Shahrayah and his wife Scheherazade, who cleverly narrates captivating stories to her husband each night in order to save herself from his retribution and live another day. As a result the book encourages the literary technique of a story within a story.

The frame story begins when the sultan Shahrayar learns of his brother’s adulterous wife and subsequen...

More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme –by: Ada M. Marzials

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[Frontispiece: Jack and Jill in the Witch's House.]

MORE TALES

IN THE LAND OF

NURSERY RHYME

BY

ADA M. MARZIALS

AUTHOR OF

"IN THE LAND OF NURSERY RHYME"

WITH FRONTISPIECE

LONDON: H. R. ALLENSON, LIMITED

RACQUET COURT, FLEET STREET, E.C.

1913

TO

MY LITTLE COUSINS

KATHLEEN AND DOROTHY

CONTENTS

THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY JACK AND JILL LITTLE MISS MUFFET PUSSY CAT, PUSSY CAT HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE!

THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW

" Different people have different opin...

The Magic Soap Bubble

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[Illustration]

"Come with me for a visit To Fairyland, dear Ned. I'll show you many won'drous things," The tiny Gnomeman said.

[Illustration]

"I've lost a magic golden ring," The pretty Bluebird sighed. "Don't worry," laughed the kind old fish, "I have it safe inside."

[Illustration]

"I'll hurry, Mother," Jimmy cried, As down the road he ran, When in a jiffy up there jumped A little Rabbitman.

[...

The Lilac Fairy Book

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THE LILAC FAIRY BOOK

THE FAIRY BOOK SERIES

EDITED BY ANDREW LANG

Crown 8vo. gilt edges

THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK. With 138 Illustrations. $2.00. THE RED FAIRY BOOK. With 100 Illustrations. $2.00. THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK. With 101 Illustrations. $2.00. THE GREY FAIRY BOOK. With 65 Illustrations. $2.00. THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK. With 104 Illustrations. $2.00. THE PINK FAIRY BOOK. With 67 Illustrations. $2.00. THE BLUE POETRY BOOK. With 100 Illustrations. $2.00. THE TRUE STORY BOOK. With 66 Illustrations. $2.00. THE RED TRUE STORY BO...

Critias –by: Plato (

This is an incomplete dialogue from the late period of Plato's life. Plato most likely created it after Republic and it contains the famous story of Atlantis, that Plato tells with such skill that many have believed the story to be true. Critias, a friend of Socrates, and uncle of Plato was infamous as one of the bloody thirty tyrants.

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CRITIAS

by Plato

Translated by Benjamin Jowett

INTRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS.

The Critias is a fragment which breaks off in the middle of a sentence. It was designed to be the second part of a trilogy, which, like the other gre...

Contes merveilleux, Tome I

First Page:

Hans Christian Andersen

CONTES MERVEILLEUX

Tome I

Table des matières

L'aiguille à repriser. Les amours d'un faux col Les aventures du chardon. La bergère et le ramoneur. Le bisa"ieul Le bonhomme de neige. Bonne humeur. Le briquet Ce que le Père fait est bien fait Chacun et chaque chose à sa place. Le chanvre. Cinq dans une cosse de pois. La cloche. Le compagnon de route. Le concours de saut Le coq de poulailler et le coq de girouette. Les coureurs. Le crapaud. Les cygnes sauvages. Le dernier rêve du chêne. L'escargot et le rosier. La fée du sureau. Le...

Illustrated History of Furniture

From the Earliest to the Present Time
By Frederick Litchfield.
PREFACE.
In the following pages the Author has placed before the reader an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations has been made from examples of established authenticity, the majority of which are to be seen, either in the Museums to which reference is made, or by permission of the owners; and the representations of the different interiors will convey an i...

East of the Sun and West of the Moon –by: Peter Christen Asbjrnsen

Once on a time there was a poor husbandman who had so many children that he hadn’t much of either food or clothing to give them. Pretty children they all were, but the prettiest was the youngest daughter, who was so lovely there was no end to her loveliness.
So one day, ’twas on a Thursday evening late at the fall of the year, the weather was so wild and rough outside, and it was so cruelly dark, and rain fell and wind blew, till the walls of the cottage shook again. There they all sat round the fire, busy with this thing and that. But just then, all at once something gave three taps o...

Andersens Sproken en vertellingen –by: Hans Christian Andersen

Sprookjes van Hans Christiaan Andersen, naverteld door Simon Jacob Andriessen. Deze verzameling bevat een aantal overbekende sprookjes, zoals Het lelijke jonge eendje en De prinses op de erwt, maar ook veel minder bekende vertellingen.

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Andersens

Sproken en Vertellingen

Naverteld

door

S. J. Andriessen.

4de geheel herziene en veel vermeerderde druk.

Ge"illustreerde uitgave

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