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Fairy Tales from Brazil

Fairy Tales from Brazil by Elsie Spicer Eells
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This book, subtitled "How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-Lore", is a collection of short stories, most of them etiologial myths from Brazilian Indian Folklore.

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FAIRY TALES FROM BRAZIL

How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk Lore

by

ELSIE SPICER EELLS

With Illustrations by Helen M. Barton

This special edition is published by arrangement with the publisher of the regular edition, Dodd, Mead & Company.

Cadmus Books E. M. Hale and Company Chicago

Copyright, 1917, by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Thanks are due to the publishers of Little Folks , Kindergarten Primary Magazine , Everyland , Mayflower and Story Tellers' Magazine for the privilege of reprinting stories which they have published.

ELSIE SPICER EELLS

PREFACE

It is late afternoon in my Brazilian garden. The dazzling blue of sea and sky which characterises a tropical noonday has become subdued and already roseate tints are beginning to prepare the glory of the sunset hour. A lizard crawls lazily up the whitewashed wall. The song of the sabiĆ” , that wonderful Brazilian thrush, sounds from the royal palm tree. The air is heavy with the perfume of the orange blossom. There is no long twilight in the tropics... Continue reading book >>


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