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童话故事:The Ear of Corn
In former times, when God himself still walked the earth, the fruitfulness of the soil was much greater than it is now; then the ears of corn did not bear fifty or sixty, but four or five hundred-fold. Then the corn grew from the bottom to the very[阅读全文]
童话故事:The Sea-Hare
There was once upon a time a princess, who, high under the battlements in her castle, had an apartment with twelve windows, which looked out in every possible direction, and when she climbed up to it and looked around her, she could inspect her whol[阅读全文]
童话故事:The Crumbs on the Table
A countryman one day said to his little puppies, Come into the parlour(客厅) and enjoy yourselves, and pick up the bread-crumbs on the table; your mistress has gone out to pay some visits. Then the little dogs said, No, no, we will not go. If the[阅读全文]
童话故事:The Peasant and the Devil
There was once on a time a far-sighted, crafty(狡猾的) peasant whose tricks were much talked about. The best story is, however, how he once got hold of the Devil, and made a fool of him. The peasant had one day been working in his field, and as tw[阅读全文]
童话故事:The Spindle, The Shuttle, and the Needle
There was once a girl whose father and mother died while she was still a little child. All alone, in a small house at the end of the village, dwelt her godmother, who supported herself by spinning, weaving, and sewing. The old woman took the forlorn[阅读全文]
童话故事:The Hare and the Hedgehog
One Sunday morning about harvest time, just as the buckwheat(荞麦) was in bloom, the sun was shining brightly in heaven, the east wind was blowing warmly over the stubble-fields, the larks(云雀) were singing in the air, the bees buzzing among t[阅读全文]
童话故事:The Poor Boy in the Grave
There was once a poor shepherd-boy whose father and mother were dead, and he was placed by the authorities in the house of a rich man, who was to feed him and bring him up. The man and his wife, had however, bad hearts, and were greedy and anxious a[阅读全文]
童话故事:The Giant and the Tailor
A certain tailor who was great at boasting but ill at doing, took it into his head to go abroad for a while, and look about the world. As soon as he could manage it, he left his workshop, and wandered on his way, over hill and dale(山谷) , sometim[阅读全文]