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Les mille et une nuits, tome premier

Afin de ne plus être décu par les femmes, le sultan Schahriar décide d’épouser une jeune fille chaque jour et de la faire mourir dès le lendemain.

Scheherazade ne peut le souffrir davantage. Elle se fait donner à lui en mariage par le grand vizir, son père, afin de mettre un terme à cette barbarie, si cela est possible.

Par ses contes surprenants, Scheherazade tiendra le sultan en haleine, renouvellant son sursis dès les premières lueurs du jour. Jusques à quand ?

Joignons-nous à Dinarzade et Schahriar. 'Ecoutons ses récits passionants, nuit après nuit, ap...

Up! Horsie! An Original Fairy Tale

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LILLIPUTIAN LIBRARY.

NEW SERIES.

UP! HORSIE!

AN

Original Fairy Tale.

BY

MADAME DE CHATELAIN.

JOSEPH, MYERS, & CO., 144, LEADENHALL STREET, LONDON, E.C.

THE

LILLIPUTIAN LIBRARY.

UP! HORSIE!

A young peasant was riding to market on a stout, well fed nag, when he overtook an old Scotch shepherd, who was trudging along on foot.

"I say, Sandy," cried the young man, "if you go no faster than that, market will be over before you get to town."

The Scotchman turned round, and peered at him from under his bushy eye...

The Blue Moon

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THE BLUE MOON

By Laurence Housman

CONTENTS

THE BLUE MOON A CHINESE FAIRY TALE THE WAY OF THE WIND A CAPFUL OF MOONSHINE THE MOON STROKE HOW LITTLE DUKE JARL SAVED THE CASTLE THE WHITE DOE THE GENTLE COCKATRICE THE RAT CATCHER'S DAUGHTER WHITE BIRCH

THE BLUE MOON

Nillywill and Hands pansy were the most unimportant and happy pair of lovers the world has ever gained or lost.

With them it had been a case of love at first blindness since the day when they had tumbled into each other's arms in the same cradle. A...

Contes, Tome I

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Marie Catherine Baronne d'Aulnoy

CONTES

Tome I

Table des matières

La Belle aux cheveux d'or. L'Oiseau bleu. Gracieuse et Percinet. La Biche au bois. Babiole. Finette Cendron. Fortunée. La bonne petite souris. La Princesse Rosette. Le Mouton. Le Nain jaune. Le Prince lutin. La Grenouille bienfaisante.

La Belle aux cheveux d'or

Il y avait une fois la fille d'un roi qui était si belle qu'il n'y avait rien de si beau au monde; et à cause qu'elle était si belle on la nommait la Belle aux cheveux d'or car ses cheveux étaient plus fins que de l'or, et blon...

The Three Bears –by: Anonymous

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[Illustration: Cover]

THE STORY OF THE THREE BEARS.

There were once three bears, who lived in a wood, Their porridge was thick, and their chairs and beds good. The biggest bear, Bruin, was surly and rough; His wife, Mrs. Bruin, was called Mammy Muff. Their son, Tiny cub, was like Dame Goose's lad; He was not very good, nor yet very bad. Now Bruin, the biggest the surly old bear Had a great granite bowl, and a cast iron chair. Mammy Muffs bowl and chair you would no doubt prefer They were both made of brick bats, but ...

Indian Fairy Tales –by: Joseph Jacobs

This book is a fine collection of Indian fairy tales, some are folklore, some are from the Jataka tales, and some from panchatantra.

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INDIAN FAIRY TALES

Selected and edited by JOSEPH JACOBS

Illustrated by JOHN D. BATTEN

TO MY DEAR LITTLE PHIL

PREFACE

From the extreme West of the Indo European world, we go this year to the extreme East. From the soft rain and green turf of Gaeldom, we seek the garish sun and arid soil of the Hindoo. In the Land of Ire, the belief in fairies, gnomes, ogres and monsters is all but dead; in the Land of Ind it ...

Women in the fine arts

WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B. C.TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A. D.
BY CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT PREFATORY NOTE As a means of collecting material for this book I have sent to many artists in Great Britain and in various countries of Europe, as well as in the United States, a circular, asking where their studies were made, what honors they have received, the titles of their principal works, etc. I take this opportunity to thank those who have cordially replied to my questions, many of whom have given me fuller information than I should have presumed to ask; thus assuring correctn...

The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People –by: L. Frank Baum

The Magical Monarch of Mo is a set of stories about the titular king, his queen, and his royal children. The stories are uproariously funny, dealing with topics as absurd as a man losing his temper who then tries to find it, an evil midget who steals a princess's big toe, and an entire city filled with highly civilized monkeys! Join the Monarch and all his friends for a rollicking adventure, filled with fun for the whole family!

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THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF THE MAGICAL MONARCH OF MO AND HIS PEOPLE

by

L. FRANK BAUM

With pictures by Frank Ver Beck

1903

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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils –by: Selma Lagerlf

Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Orig. Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige) is a famous work of fiction by Selma Lagerlöf, published in two parts in 1906 and 1907. The background for publication was a commission from the National Teachers Association in 1902 to write a geography reader for the public schools. “She devoted three years to Nature study and to familiarizing herself with an...

Tuhannen ja yhden yn tarinoita Suomen lapsille II –by: Anonymous

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TUHANNEN JA YHDEN Y"ON TARINOITA SUOMEN LAPSILLE II

Kertonut

Helmi Krohn

Nuorten Kirjoja N:o 15.

Helsingiss"a 1919, Kustannusosakeyhti"o Otava. Simelius'en perillisten kirjapaino.

SIS"ALLYS:

Kuningas Agib Taikahevonen Harun Arrashid ja Baba Abdallah Ali Baba ja nelj"akymment"a rosvoa Merenkulkija Sindbad Ensim"ainen matka Toinen matka Kolmas matka Nelj"as matka Viides matka Kuudes matka Seitsem"as ja viimeinen matka

KUNINGAS AGIB.

Olipa kerran mahtava kuningas nimelt"a Hassib. H"anen valtakuntansa oli hyvin suuri ja ulottui aina valtamer...

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