Russian Popular Tales: Tr. from the German Version of Anton Dietrich

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Jacob Grimm
Chapman and Hall, 1857 - Fairy tales - 225 pages
 

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Contents

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III
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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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Page 159 - The Starosta at once showed him the house where Emelyan lived, and the officer, entering it, asked where the fool was. Emelyan, who was lying on the stove, made answer and said — " What is it you want with me ? " "How!" said the officer. "What do I want with you ? Get up and dress yourself. I must take you to the king.
Page 166 - So the servant went along the crystal bridge which the fool had made ; and when he came to the Court, the ministers brought him before the King, and Emelyan's messenger said, " Please your Majesty, I am sent by my master to invite you to dinner.
Page 165 - You want too much," said the fool. " Grant me the favour," said the princess; "let there be, if nothing more, a little cottage in which we may shelter us from the rain " — for the princess knew he could do anything he wished. " I am lazy," said the fool. The princess began again to urge him, and Emelyan, overcome by her entreaties, was obliged...
Page 152 - The fool, who had a great longing for a red coat, a red cap, and red boots, answered at once that he would do whatever his sisters-in-law told him.
Page 167 - The king and his ministers ate and drank, and made themselves merry. When they got up from table and retired, the fool said to the king — "Does your majesty know who I am?" As Emelyan was now dressed in fine clothes, and was very handsome, it was not possible to recognise him ; so the king said that he did not know him. Then said the fool — " Does not your majesty recollect how a fool came on a stove to your court, and how you fastened him up in a pitched cask with your daughter, and cast them...
Page 156 - What! you are lazy!" said the sisters-in-law. " If you do not get up and cleave wood, we will tell our husbands not to give you the red coat, or the red cap, or the fine red boots.
Page 231 - AN OVERDUE FEE IF THIS BOOK 18 MOT RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW. NON-RECEIPT OF OVERDUE NOTICES DOES NOT EXEMPT THE BORROWER FROM OVERDUE FEES. r...
Page 157 - ... home we will tell them not to give you the red coat, cap, and boots." As the fool longed for the red clothes, he found that he must go and cut the wood. So he got off the stove, and began to put on his shoes and stockings, and to dress himself. When he was dressed, he went out into the yard, pulled the sledge out of the shed, took a rope and the axe with him, mounted the sledge, and called out to his sisters-in-law — " Open the gate !
Page 165 - She began again to urge him, and Emelyan overcome by her entreaties was obliged to do as she desired. He went away from her, and said, "At the pike's command, and at my request, let me have, in the middle of this island, a finer castle than the king's, and let a crystal bridge lead from my castle to the royal palace ; and let there be people of all conditions in the court!

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