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English Fairy Tales   By: (1847-1929)

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ENGLISH FAIRY TALES

Retold by

FLORA ANNIE STEEL

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

First published by Macmillan & Co. 1918

[Illustration: Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar at home (page 190).]

CONTENTS

ST. GEORGE OF MERRIE ENGLAND

THE STORY OF THE THREE BEARS

TOM TIT TOT

THE GOLDEN SNUFF BOX

TATTERCOATS

THE THREE FEATHERS

LAZY JACK

JACK THE GIANT KILLER

THE THREE SILLIES

THE GOLDEN BALL

THE TWO SISTERS

THE LAIDLY WORM

TITTY MOUSE AND TATTY MOUSE

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

THE BLACK BULL OF NORROWAY

CATSKIN

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

NIX NAUGHT NOTHING

MR. AND MRS. VINEGAR

THE TRUE HISTORY OF SIR THOMAS THUMB

HENNY PENNY

THE THREE HEADS OF THE WELL

MR. FOX

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT

THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG

THE WEE BANNOCK

HOW JACK WENT OUT TO SEEK HIS FORTUNE

THE BOGEY BEAST

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

CHILDE ROWLAND

THE WISE MEN OF GOTHAM

CAPORUSHES

THE BABES IN THE WOOD

THE RED ETTIN

THE FISH AND THE RING

LAWKAMERCYME

MASTER OF ALL MASTERS

MOLLY WHUPPIE AND THE DOUBLE FACED GIANT

THE ASS, THE TABLE, AND THE STICK

THE WELL OF THE WORLD'S END

THE ROSE TREE

ILLUSTRATIONS

IN COLOUR

Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar at home

"Somebody has been at my porridge, and has eaten it all up!"

Tattercoats dancing while the gooseherd pipes

The giant Cormoran was the terror of all the country side

Taking the keys of the castle, Jack unlocked all the doors

The giant Galligantua and the wicked old magician transform the duke's daughter into a white hind

"Tree of mine! O Tree of mine! Have you seen my naughty little maid?"

"Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman"

She went along, and went along, and went along

And that is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar

They thanked her and said good bye, and she went on her journey

Many's the beating he had from the broomstick or the ladle

When Puss saw the rats and mice she didn't wait to be told

"Well!" she chuckled, "I am in luck!"

She sat down and plaited herself an overall of rushes and a cap to match

The fisherman and his wife had no children, and they were just longing for a baby

IN TEXT

Headpiece St. George of Merrie England

When she came to St. George she started and laid her hand on her heart

"Somebody has been lying in my bed, and here she is!"

"What is that you are singing, my good woman?"

A small, little, black Thing with a long tail

Away That flew into the dark, and she never saw it no more

They brought the Castle of the golden pillars

Jack found it hard to hoist the donkey on his shoulders

"Odds splutter hur nails!" cried the giant, not to be outdone. "Hur can do that hurself!"

"Ah! Cousin Jack! Kind cousin Jack! This is heavy news indeed"

Seated on a huge block of timber near the entrance to a dark cave

On his way ... to be revenged

The country folk flying before him like chaff before the wind

Headpiece The Three Sillies

Headpiece The Golden Ball

He heard the bogles striving under the bed

Headpiece The Laidly Worm

Tatty sat down and wept

As he spoke he drew out of his pocket five beans

Jack seized the axe and gave a great chop at the beanstalk

So he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house in

So he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house in

Well! he huffed and he puffed ... but he could not blow the house down

At last he flew into a violent rage and flung his stick at the bird

A spider one day attacked him

"I will go first and you come after, Henny penny, Cocky locky, Ducky daddles, Goosey poosey, and Turkey lurkey"

So she escaped

The thorns closed in around her so that she was all scratched and torn

Dick finds that the streets of London are not paved with gold

Dick Whittington hears Bow Bells

The old woman and her pig

Headpiece How Jack went out to seek his Fortune

They both met together upon Nottingham bridge

"A vengeance on her!" said they... Continue reading book >>




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