The Three Little Pigs

Once upon a time there was an old Sow with three little Pigs, and as she had not enough to keep them, she sent them out to seek their fortune. Read in English, unabridged.

The Three Bears

Once upon a time there were Three Bears, who lived together in a house of their own, in a wood. One of them was a Little, Small, Wee Bear; and one was a Middle-sized Bear, and the...

Tom Thumb

Long ago, in the merry days of good King Arthur, there lived a ploughman and his wife. They were very poor, but would have been contented and happy if only they could have had a...

The Golden Goose

There was once a man who had three sons, the youngest of whom was called the Simpleton. He was laughed at and despised and neglected on all occasions. Now it happened one day that...

What Child is This?

This traditional Christmas Carol is also know by its ancient name 'Greensleeves' dating from England around the time of Henry VIII, and some say that it was even written by the...

Shakespeare Tales of Wisdom

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. Shakespeare is often referred to as the great teacher of life and for a good reason, too. His tales offer worldly...

Shakespeare Tales of Jealousy

Shakespeare often uses expressive language in his portrayal of jealousy. It is a 'green-eyed monster', an object that 'one might fight and conquer', 'an infection which strikes as...

Measure for Measure

Justice, mortality, mercy in Vienna, dichotomy between corruption and purity. Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Mercy and virtue prevail, as the play does not end...

Shakespeare Tales of Humour and Wit

In Shakespeare plays the tragic and the comic often fade into each other turning into harmonious blending of these two elements. Shakespeare takes a special delight in employment...

Meddlesome Pussy

Confessions of a meddlesome pussy who separated from her mother at a very early age, was sent out into the world along, long before she could learn to say please and thank you,...

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