Firelight Stories; Folk Tales Retold for Kindergarten, School and Home

Firelight Stories; Folk Tales Retold for Kindergarten, School and Home

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the floor, and she said to it: "Cloth, spread yourself." In a second the cloth was covered with such fine eating and drinking as the little old woman had never seen before. There were puddings, and jam, and tarts, and cakes, and ice cream, and lemonade. The little old woman sat down and ate her fill, but as she was eating, the innkeeper, who had smelled the feast, peeped through the keyhole. "A very fine tablecloth for me," thought the innkeeper. So, when the little old woman was sleeping, the innkeeper took the North Wind's magic tablecloth, and hid it in his cupboard. When the little old woman awoke in the morning, she looked, and looked, and looked for her tablecloth, but she could not find it. Then she hurried back to the North Wind and told him what had happened. "Well," said the North Wind, "I must give you my magic staff. Say to it, 'Stafi, dance, ', and the person whose toes it dances upon, that person has the magic tablecloth." So the little old woman thanked the North Wind, and she hurried back to the inn with the magic staff. There sat the innkeeper and all his guests with the magic tablecloth spread between them. They were eating and drinking good things. "Staff, dance," said the little old woman, loudly. Then the magic staff began to dance right merrily, up and down, to and fro, right and left. But wherever the innkeeper went, the staff followed, treading upon his toes, until he called out: -"Enough, enough. here is your magic tablecloth." Then the magic staff danced away to the North Wind again, and the little old woman took her tablecloth home. The little old woman went a long, long way until she came to the North wind sitting...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974336
  • 9781236974334