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Folk Tales Every Child Should Know

Hamilton Wright Mabie

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Description:

We have always loved stories. people have always entertained each other by telling tales around the campfire; traveling storytellers were huge crowd-pullers. Many of these stories were passed down through the generations, largely unchanged. "The stories made by the people, and told before evening fires, or in public places and at the gates of inns in the Orient, belong to the ages when books were few and knowledge limited, or to people whose fancy was not hampered by familiarity with or care for facts; they are the creations, as they were the amusement, of men and women who were children in knowledge, but were thinking deeply and often wisely of what life meant to them, and were eager to know and hear more about themselves, their fellows, and the world. In the earlier folk-stories one finds a childlike simplicity and readiness to believe in the marvellous; and these qualities are found also in the French peasant's version of the career of Napoleon. " (from the Introduction). - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:38