The Folk-Lore Readers Volume 3

The Folk-Lore Readers Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... she fell! When the dreadful fall came to an end, the little girl opened her eyes and saw that she was on a beautiful meadow. The sun was shining brightly, and thousands of lovely blossoms were all around her. The happy little girl walked across the meadow, and soon came to a Baker's oven, which was full of bread. "Take me out! Take me out!" called the bread. "I shall burn! I have been done a long time! I shall burn!" The little girl ran quickly and took the bread out of the oven, so that it did not burn. Then she walked on, and soon came to a tree which was hanging full of apples. "Shake me! Shake me!" called the tree. "My apples are every one ripe. Shake mel" So Marie shook the tree until the apples came down like rain, and there were no more left above. Then on she went again. At last she came to a tiny house from which an old woman peeped out. The old woman had teeth so large that little Marie was afraid of her, and started to run. "Do not be frightened, dear child," called the old woman. "Stay with me. If you will do the work in my house properly, all will go well with you. But you must take good care to make my bed nicely. You must shake it until the feathers fly, for then it snows up in the world. I am the Frau Holle." The old woman spoke so pleasantly that the industrious little girl went in gladly and began her work. She took good care of everything, and always shook the bed until the feathers flew. In return for her work, she lived happily and did not hear an unkind word. Each day she had broiled meats and sweet cakes to eat. II. Marie had been a long time with Frau Holle when she began to be sad, and to wish for home, though she knew that she was a thousand times happier here...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658354X
  • 9781236583543