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The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book

Constance Cary Harrison

"And now, mamma, until your tea is ready, we know what you must do," said the children, in a breath. "Tell us a story-a 'real, truly' fairy tale, about a giant and a dwarf, lots and lots of fairies, a prince and a beautiful princess with hair to her very feet, a champion with a magic sword, a dragon-chariot, a witch dressed in snake-skin-and, if you can, an ogre. Don't punish anybody but the witch and the ogre; and please don't have any moral, only let everybody 'live in peace and die in a pot of grease,' at the end of it." "To be sure, we know most of mamma's stories by heart," said the sage elder of nine. "If she could only make up some new ones that aren't in any of our books! Or else, mamma, tell us something you heard a little bit of, long, long ago, from your nurse, and then make up the rest. But whatever one you tell, we'll be sure to like it anyhow." The stories told, the mother fell to musing, and the result is the little book here presented to the judgment of children other than her own-a few new fairy tales, on the old, old pattern! (Summary by Constance Cary Harrison (in her Introduction)).

"And now, mamma, until your tea is ready, we know what you must do," said the children, in a breath. "Tell us a story-a 'real, truly' fairy tale, about a giant and a dwarf, lots and lots of fairies, a prince and a beautiful princess with hair to her very feet, a champion with a magic sword, a dragon-chariot, a witch dressed in snake-skin-and, if you can, an ogre. Don't punish anybody but the witch and the ogre; and please don't have any moral, only let everybody 'live in peace and die in a pot of grease,' at the end of it." "To be sure, we know most of mamma's stories by heart," said the sage elder of nine. "If she could only make up some new ones that aren't in any of our books! Or else, mamma, tell us something you heard a little bit of, long, long ago, from your nurse, and then make up the rest. But whatever one you tell, we'll be sure to like it anyhow." The stories told, the mother fell to musing, and the result is the little book here presented to the judgment of children other than her own-a few new fairy tales, on the old, old pattern! (Summary by Constance Cary Harrison (in her Introduction)).
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"And now, mamma, until your tea is ready, we know what you must do," said the children, in a breath. "Tell us a story-a 'real, truly' fairy tale, about a giant and a dwarf, lots and lots of fairies, a prince and a beautiful princess with hair to her very feet, a champion with a magic sword, a dragon-chariot, a witch dressed in snake-skin-and, if you can, an ogre. Don't punish anybody but the witch and the ogre; and please don't have any moral, only let everybody 'live in peace and die in a pot of grease,' at the end of it." "To be sure, we know most of mamma's stories by heart," said the sage elder of nine. "If she could only make up some new ones that aren't in any of our books! Or else, mamma, tell us something you heard a little bit of, long, long ago, from your nurse, and then make up the rest. But whatever one you tell, we'll be sure to like it anyhow." The stories told, the mother fell to musing, and the result is the little book here presented to the judgment of children other than her own-a few new fairy tales, on the old, old pattern! (Summary by Constance Cary Harrison (in her Introduction)).

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:32