(Grimm's Fairy Library) with Illustr. by E.H. Wehnert

(Grimm's Fairy Library) with Illustr. by E.H. Wehnert

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... hold the dish, and it fell on the ground and broke all to pieces, so that the young wife scolded him, but he made no reply, and only sighed. After that they bought him a wooden dish, for a couple of pence, and out of that he had now to feed; and one day, as he was sitting in his usual place, he saw his little Grandson, of four years old, upon the ground, fitting together some pieces of wood. "What are you making?" asked the old Man. "I am making a wooden trough," replied the child, "for father and mother to feed out of when I grow big." At these words the Man looked at his Wife a little while, and presently they began to cry, and henceforth they let the old grandfather sit at the table with them, and always take his meals there, and they did not even say anything if he spilled a little upon the cloth. A CERTAIN Fox once told to a Wolf many tales of the wonderful strength that men were possessed of, so that no beasts could stand against them, but were therefore obliged to use cunning. The Wolf replied, " If I ever happen to meet a man I will fly at him." "Well," replied the Fox, " I can help you to that; only come with me early to-morrow morning, and I will show you one." Early the next day, accordingly, the Wolf appeared, and the Fox took him to the road which the hunters passed every day. First came an old discharged soldier. "Is that a man?" asked the Wolf. "No," replied the Fox; "he has been one." Next came a little boy going to school. "Is that a man?" asked the Wolf. "No," said the Fox; "he will be one." Then came a forester, his double-barrelled gun upon his back, and his wood-knife by his side. On his approach the Fox...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609581
  • 9781236609588