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Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations



A collection of folk and fairy tales from around the world

TitleEdmund Dulac's Fairy Book - Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations
AuthorEdmund Dulac
PublisherG.H. Doran
Year1916
Copyright1916, G.H. Doran
AmazonEdmund Dulac's Fairy-Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations (Illustrated Edition)
Snegorotchka A Russian Fairy Tale
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Snegorotchka A Russian Fairy Tale The daintiest, prettiest little maiden they had ever seen . Frontispiece The Buried Moon An English Fairy Tale In her frantic struggles the hood of her cloak fell ...
-Snegorotchka - A Russian Fairy Tale
The old wife sang merrily as she sat in the inglenook stirring the soup, for she had never felt so sad. Many, many years had come and gone, leaving the weight of their winters on her shoulders and the...
-The Buried Moon - An English Fairy Tale
In my old Granny's days, long, long - oh, so long ago, Carland was just a collection of bogs. Pools of black water lay in the hollows, and little green rivulets scurried away here and there like long ...
-The Buried Moon - An English Fairy Tale. Continued
'Hell roast thee!' cried an ugly old witch-thing; 'thou'rt the meddlesome body that spoils all our brews.' 'Out on thee!' shrieked the bogle-bodies; 'if 'twere not for thee we 'd have the marsh to ou...
-White Caroline And Black Caroline - A Flemish Fairy Tale
Come, come, Caroline, White, white, child o' mine! I hate you, hate you, And, at any rate, you Are no child d mine! Come, come, Caroline, Black, black, child d mine! I bore you, adore you, Will giv...
-White Caroline And Black Caroline - A Flemish Fairy Tale. Continued
As soon as the man saw Black Caroline, he mounted his van and drove away at full gallop, because she was so ugly - but she was good all the same. And her mother could not stand that, so she said: 'W...
-The Seven Conquerors Of The Queen Of The Mississippi - A Belgian Fairy Tale
Once upon a time there was a boy who was ambitious. One day he said to his mother: 'Give me a muffin and patch my trousers, for I am going to set out to win the Queen of the Mississippi.' So the moth...
-The Serpent Prince - An Italian Fairy Tale
Once, a very long time ago, before aeroplanes emulated eagles and motor cars ran along swifter than the foxes, there lived on the outskirts of a great forest an old couple who were poor and childless ...
-The Serpent Prince - An Italian Fairy Tale. Part 2
Well, Matteo walked along through the forest on his way to the King's palace, and the nearer he got to his journey's end the more difficult and dangerous his errand seemed to grow. He thought the King...
-The Serpent Prince - An Italian Fairy Tale. Part 3
The King was delighted and depressed at the same time. He had got orchards surpassing in beauty and value anything that was known to be in the whole world; also he had to give his daughter in marriage...
-The Serpent Prince - An Italian Fairy Tale. Part 4
It was late in the morning when she awoke and heard the birds singing all around her. Their song pleased her very much, and the fox, noticing this, remarked: 'Ah, if you could only understand what th...
-The Hind Of The Wood - A French Fairy Tale
Once upon a time there lived a King and a Queen whose marriage was as happy as happy could be; they loved each other tenderly, and, in turn, their subjects loved them; but one thing clouded their life...
-The Hind Of The Wood - A French Fairy Tale. Part 2
Then the fairies took the little Princess on their knees, and kissed her and hugged her because she was so good and beautiful. Each fairy wished her a good quality. One wished her to be wise; another ...
-The Hind Of The Wood - A French Fairy Tale. Part 3
'Do not forget, my dear Becafigue, that my life depends on my marrying Princess Desiree, whom you are going to see. Do your best for me and tell the Princess that I love her.' Then he handed Becafigue...
-The Hind Of The Wood - A French Fairy Tale. Part 4
Immediately the Princess, in the form of a white hind, had disappeared into the forest, her good friend Giroflee began to chase after her. As soon as she had gone, Long-Epine took the clothes of her m...
-The Hind Of The Wood - A French Fairy Tale. Part 5
Girofle'e told her not to go out any more, but to stay in and read some books that she would find for her; but, after a little thought, the Princess found it too awful to be shut up in one little room...
-Ivan And The Chestnut Horse - A Russian Fairy Tale
In a far land where they pay people to keep its name a profound secret, there lived an old man who brought up his three sons just exactly in the way they should go. He taught them the three R's, and a...
-Ivan And The Chestnut Horse - A Russian Fairy Tale. Continued
'So be it,' replied Ivan. 'You get back to your work and I will attend to the sacred duty for another seven days.' The two elder brothers went their separate ways, and for seven more days devoted the...
-The Queen Of The Many-Coloured Bedchamber - An Irish Fairy Tale
One day in the long ago, the sun shone down upon a green wood whose mightiest trees have since rotted at the bottom of the ocean, where the best masts find a grave. While the sunlight slept on the bos...
-The Queen Of The Many-Coloured Bedchamber - An Irish Fairy Tale. Continued
'Take comfort, fair Queen,' said Fion. 'We will do our best. If you will leave this chamber to us we will watch over your child and see that it comes to no harm. And, if it be possible to capture the ...
-The Blue Bird - A French Fairy Tale
There was once upon a time a King who was tremendously rich both in money and lands. His wife, the Queen, died, and left him inconsolable. He shut himself up for eight days in a little room, and bange...
-The Blue Bird - A French Fairy Tale. Part 2
The Queen then went to the Prince and told him that the Princess was a coquette, and had a bad temper; that she tormented the servants, and did not know how to behave herself; that she was avaricious,...
-The Blue Bird - A French Fairy Tale. Part 3
'No! no! I am not going to be duped and deceived,' said the Prince. 'Come! come, my great frogs! I want to depart at once.' 'You cannot depart without my consent, said the Fairy, and she immediately ...
-The Blue Bird - A French Fairy Tale. Part 4
This was the Good Fairy who had given him the flying-frog carriage, so again she resolved to help him if she could. Away she went to the fairy Soussio and asked her to release the spell on Prince Char...
-Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel) - A Serbian Fairy Tale
The aged Tsar was dying, and his three sons and three daughters were standing round his bed. He had yet strength to give his last commands, which were extraordinary. 'It is my will, O my sons,' he sa...
-Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel) - A Serbian Fairy Tale. Part 2
Like lightning he drew his sword and smote the alligator between the eyes, cleaving its head in one mighty stroke. Then, when it had ceased its death struggles, he cut off both its ears and placed the...
-Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel) - A Serbian Fairy Tale. Part 3
Then the chief giant said to the Prince: 'O Nine Man Mord, climb by this to the top of the wall, and then we will pass the other tree up to you so that you can fix it as a ladder on the other side for...
-Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel) - A Serbian Fairy Tale. Part 4
After describing some heroic combats the stranger at last remarked, 'And what may be the doughty deeds that you young heroes have set to your credit?' At this the eldest brother told how he had slain...
-Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel) - A Serbian Fairy Tale. Part 5
And, as the Prince looked upon him, the captive gasped, 'O young man, for the love of God, bring me a cup of water from yonder fountain; and I, in return, will give thee another life.' The Prince at ...
-Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel) - A Serbian Fairy Tale. Part 6
Again he made his way into a courtyard, and again he was met by a woman - his second sister - who greeted him with joy. Soon she led him into her boudoir, and immediately he asked: 'My sister, who is ...
-Bashtchelik (Or, Real Steel) - A Serbian Fairy Tale. Part 7
'You!' she cried. 'Ah! my beloved, you are in unseemly haste to quit this life, since you come for me a fourth time.' 'Listen to me,' he said; 'for you are my wife, and none shall keep you from me.' ...
-The Friar And The Boy - An English Fairy Tale
'You good-for-nothing boy, you! It's always meal-times when you come home: that's all you care about here. Look at the knees of your trousers; why, playing marbles in the street with all the other fil...
-The Friar And The Boy - An English Fairy Tale. Part 2
'It is a strange pipe,' he said. 'When you play upon it any one besides yourself who hears the music must dance, and keep on dancing till the music stops.' Jack thought this was fine, and would have ...
-The Friar And The Boy - An English Fairy Tale. Part 3
'Benedicite!' said the good man fervently, and the Friar wondered for a moment what he meant exactly. When Jack returned home his father at once asked him what he had been doing. He replied that he h...
-The Green Serpent - A French Fairy Tale
There was once upon a time a very great Queen who gave birth to little twin girls. She immediately sent out invitations to twelve fairies in the neighbouring countries to come to the feast according t...
-The Green Serpent - A French Fairy Tale. Part 2
Now as soon as they saw Laideronnette, they did not offer to kiss her or say they were pleased to see her; and they told her she was not to come to the marriage feast, nor to the ball afterwards. Poor...
-The Green Serpent - A French Fairy Tale. Part 3
After a long time she fell asleep, and dreamt that she heard the most melodious music, and she tried to persuade herself that she was awake, but in a second she heard a voice singing, as if to her alo...
-The Green Serpent - A French Fairy Tale. Part 4
'It is not a pagoda who is talking to you; it is the unhappy King who loves you, madam.' 'A King who loves me!' replied the Princess. 'Has this King eyes, or does he need glasses? Has he not seen tha...
-The Green Serpent - A French Fairy Tale. Part 5
'If you do not,' said Magotine, 'you may rest assured that your Green Serpent will suffer more.' This threat caused the Queen to think of her utter feebleness. She began to walk, but, alas! it was us...
-Urashima Taro - A Japanese Fairy Tale
A very long time ago there lived in Japan a young fisherman named Urashima Taro. His father before him had been a very expert fisherman, but Urashima's skill in the art so far exceeded that of his fat...
-Urashima Taro - A Japanese Fairy Tale. Part 2
'I do not think you believe there is such a place,' replied the tortoise, who had seen a twinkle in Urashima's eye. 'Yet I assure you it exists, but a long way off - right down at the bottom of the se...
-Urashima Taro - A Japanese Fairy Tale. Part 3
It was a day of great joy, a day of song and revelry. Throughout the whole kingdom the choice wine flowed and the sweet music resounded. In the palace the happy pair pledged themselves in a wedding cu...
-Urashima Taro - A Japanese Fairy Tale. Part 4
At last, wondering greatly, he came to his old home. How changed it was! And, when he turned the handle of the door and walked in, crying out, 'Ho, mother! ho, father! I have come back at last!' he wa...
-The Fire Bird - A Russian Fairy Tale
It was a great day when the Prince was born. The King was delighted, and the Queen nearly went mad with joy. The courtiers, though they hardly dared dance a Trepak in the palace, could not keep their ...
-The Fire Bird - A Russian Fairy Tale. Part 2
Turning back into the apartment, he swept his eyes round for anything that would serve as a rope. There were heavy hangings falling from the high ceiling: he could not pull these down. There was the c...
-The Fire Bird - A Russian Fairy Tale. Part 3
Seeing this, the Bird grew restless, and craning its neck forward, seized the Prince with its beak and placed him again between its wings. Then it sprang upwards and soared swiftly into the sky. Soon...
-The Story Of The Bird Feng - A Chinese Fairy Tale
In the Book of the Ten Thousand Wonders there are three hundred and thirty-three stories about the bird called Feng, and this is one of them. Ta-Khai, Prince of Tartary, dreamt one night that he saw ...









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