The Dwarf's Spectacles and Other Fairy Tales

The Dwarf's Spectacles and Other Fairy Tales : Told by Max Nordau to His Maxa from the Fourth to Her Seventh Birthday (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Dwarf's Spectacles and Other Fairy Tales: Told by Max Nordau to His Maxa From the Fourth to Her Seventh Birthday The rose-bush in the garden is beautiful. But the naughty thorns which often pricked your fingers till they bled, when you wanted to pick a bud! The horrid rose - bush! I suppose you said, and perhaps even struck at it with a stick. Don't say that, little girl. When you know why the rose - bush is covered With thorns from top to bottom, you will see that it is not horrid, but very good. DO you remember how the nightingale sung during the May nights, when the moon was Shining brightly, and the roses were so sweet, and the little glow-worms glittered in the grass? It sounded like a loud wail, often almost like sobbing, SO that you felt very sorrow ful, and asked us, What is the matter With the little nightingale, that She sings SO mournfully? N OW I will tell you, as the evening will be long and we have plenty of time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 540g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243156464
  • 9780243156467