The Snow Queen

A widow woman has two daughters, one of them has a beautiful and diligent girl, and one is both ugly and lazy. Her sweet mother is ugly and lazy because she is her baby.

Cinderella

There was once a rich man whose wife lay sick, and when she felt her end drawing near she called to her only daughter to come near her bed, and said: "Dear child, be pious and good, and God will always take care of you..."

Sleeping Beauty

A long time ago there were a king and queen who were unhappy because they were childless...

The white snake

A long time ago there lived a king who was famed for his wisdom through all the land...

Little red riding hood

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by every one who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child...

Grimms' fairy tales

The Godfather
A poor man had so many children that he had already asked every one in the world to be godfather, and when still another child was born, no one else was left whom he could invite...
The Seven Ravens
There was once a man who had seven sons, and still he had no daughter, however much he wished for one...
The three little men in the woods
There was once a man whose wife died, and a woman whose husband died, and the man had a daughter, and the woman also had a daughter...
The three languages
An aged count once lived in Switzerland, who had an only son, but he was stupid, and could learn nothing...

Andersen's fairy tales

The red shoes
There was once a little girl, very nice and very pretty, but so poor that she had to go barefooted all summer...
The little match girl
It was so terribly cold. Snow was falling, and it was almost dark. Evening came on, the last evening of the year...
Little Ida’s Flowers
My poor flowers are quite dead,” said little Ida, “they were so pretty yesterday evening, and now all the leaves are hanging down quite withered. What do they do that for,” she asked, of the student who sat on the sofa...
The princess and the pea
Once there was a Prince who wanted to marry a Princess. Only a real one would do...

Moral stories

The Lark In The Corn-Field
Once a Lark made her nest in a corn-field. Soon she laid eggs in it. After a few days small babies hatched out of them...
The Cock and The Jewel
A cock was scratching the ground with his claws looking for a tasty morsel to eat. While doing so, he chanced to turn over a stone and find a shining gem under it...
The Crow and The Pitcher
In a spell of dry weather, when the Birds could find very little to drink, a thirsty Crow found a pitcher with a little water in it...
Jim’s Puppy
Jim’s father gifted Jim a puppy on his tenth birthday. Jim named the puppy as Brownie. Soon , Jim and Brownie beacme fond of each other...