The twelve brothers

There were once on a time a king and a queen who lived happily together and had twelve children, but they were all boys...

Cat and Mouse in Partnership

A certain cat had made the acquaintance of a mouse, and had said so much to her about the great love and friendship she felt for her...

Our lady’s child

Hard by a great forest dwelt a wood-cutter with his wife, who had an only child, a little girl three years old...

The story of the youth who went forth to learn what fear was

A certain father had two sons, the elder of whom was smart and sensible, and could do everything, but the younger was stupid...

The wolf and the seven little kids

There was once upon a time an old goat who had seven little kids, and loved them with all the love of a mother for her children...

Faithful John

There was once on a time an old king who was ill, and thought to himself, “I am lying on what must be my death-bed”...

The good bargain

There was once a peasant who had driven his cow to the fair, and sold her for seven thalers...

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...

The Pack of Ragamuffins

The cock once said to the hen, “It is now the time when our nuts are ripe, so let us go to the hill together and for once eat our fill before the squirrel takes them all away”...

Little Brother and Little Sister

Little brother took his little sister by the hand and said, "Since our mother died we have not had a single good hour. Our stepmother beats us every day, and whenever we come near her she kicks us away with her feet...

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 spinners

There was once a girl who was idle and would not spin, and let her mother say what she would, she could not bring her to it...