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Mother's Nursery Tales

Katharine Pyle

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Description:

Perhaps you did not know that fairy tales were ever truths, but they are—the best and oldest of them. That does not mean they are facts like the things you see around you or learn from history books. Facts and truths are as different as the body and the spirit. Facts are like the body that we can see and touch and measure; we cannot see or measure the Spirit, but it is there. No one knows who first told them, nor where nor when. Perhaps none of them was told by any one particular person. Perhaps they just grew upon the Tree of Wisdom when the world was young, like shining fruit, and our wise and simple first parents plucked them, and gave them to their children to play with, and to taste. These are not new fairy-tales, the ones in this book that has been newly made for you and placed in your hands. They are old fairy-tales gathered together, some from one country, and some from another. They are old, old, old. As old as the hills or the human race,—as old as truth itself. Long ago, even so long ago as when your grandmother’s grandmother’s grandmother was a little rosy-cheeked girl, and your grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather was a noisy shouting little boy, these stories were old.They could not harm the children, these fruits from the tree of wisdom, for each one was a lovely globe of truth, rich and wholesome to the taste. Magic fruit, for one could eat and eat, and still the fruit was there as perfect as ever to be handed down through generations, until at last it comes to you, as beautiful as in those days of long ago - Summary from the introduction

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:42