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The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book

The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
By: (1843-1920)

"And now, mamma, until your tea is ready, we know what you must do," said the children, in a breath. "Tell us a story—a 'real, truly' fairy tale, about a giant and a dwarf, lots and lots of fairies, a prince and a beautiful princess with hair to her very feet, a champion with a magic sword, a dragon-chariot, a witch dressed in snake-skin—and, if you can, an ogre. Don't punish anybody but the witch and the ogre; and please don't have any moral, only let everybody 'live in peace and die in a pot of grease,' at the end of it." "To be sure, we know most of mamma's stories by heart," said the sage elder of nine. "If she could only make up some new ones that aren't in any of our books! Or else, mamma, tell us something you heard a little bit of, long, long ago, from your nurse, and then make up the rest. But whatever one you tell, we'll be sure to like it anyhow." The stories told, the mother fell to musing, and the result is the little book here presented to the judgment of children other than her own—a few new fairy tales, on the old, old pattern!

First Page:

THE OLD FASHIONED FAIRY BOOK

BY

MRS. BURTON HARRISON

ILLUSTRATED BY

MISS ROSINA EMMET

LONDON

SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, AND RIVINGTON CROWN BUILDINGS, 188 FLEET STREET

[ All rights reserved ]

Dedicated

TO

FAIRFAX, FRANK AND ARCHY

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

THE PRINCESS EGLANTINE

DAME MARTHA'S STEP DAUGHTER; OR, THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE GNOMES

THE ADVENTURES OF HA'PENNY; OR, THE DWARF, THE WITCH, AND THE MAGIC SLIPPERS

SYBILLA, MYRTILLO, AND FURIOSO

ANNETTE; OR, THE MAGIC COFFEE MILL

JULIET; OR, THE LITTLE WHITE MOUSE

THE FAIRIES AND THE FIDDLER

ETHELINDA; OR, THE ICE KING'S BRIDE

DEEP SEA VIOLETS

THE WILD WOODSMAN

THE FROZEN HEARTH FAIRY

ROSY'S STAY AT HOME PARTIES

BLONDINA; OR, THE TURKEY QUEEN

TIMID AGNES

THE OGRESS AND THE COOK

MISS PEGGY AND THE FROG

THE LEPERHAUN: A LEGEND OF THE EMERALD ISLE

ROMANCES OF THE MIDDLE AGES.

THE TRIALS OF SIR ISUMBRAS

BISCLAVERET

ROSWAL AND LILIAN

ELIDUC AND GUILLIADUN

THE FALCON KING

SIR EGLAMOUR AND CRYSTABELL

FAIRY DAYS... Continue reading book >>


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