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Fairy Tales Of The Slav Peasants And Herdsmen

Auhtor: Aleksander Chodzko

Language: english
Published: 1896

Genres:

fiction,  fantasy,  fairy tales folk tales mythology
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Review by A. Dent, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Fairy Tales Of The Slav Peasants And Herdsmen':

Fairy Tales Of The Slav Peasants And Herdsmen by Aleksander B Chodzko. Very few of the twenty fairy tales included in this volume have been presented before in an English dress this will doubtless enhance their value in the eyes of the young folk for whom principally they are intended. It is hoped that older readers will find some additional interest in tracing throughout the many evidences of kinship between these stories and those of more pronounced Eastern origin. The translation has been carefully revised by a well-known writer who has interfered as little as possible with the original text except in those instances where slight alterations were necessary.

Excerpts from the Book 'Fairy Tales Of The Slav Peasants And Herdsmen':


... to eat. At last, one day there was not even this in the house, so he went to his rich brother and asked him for a loaf of bread. Waste of time! His ...
... you, good mother, put me on the right road? Impossible to-day, my child it is getting dark, and you would not have time to get there. Stay with ...
... into the bargain. Even if you had driven in a carriage of brass, she said, and had offered me a ring set with stones shining as the stars in heaven, ...
... For whom have you prepared this food? Now her sisters had told her how to answer and how to act, but when she looked into the sad eyes of the stranger ...
... which seemed like a waterfall of golden rays, and covered her from head to foot. The glorious light that shone from it dazzled the young man's ...
... ground are the skeletons of his victims, so beware of the eyes that deal death. The heat of the midday sun has made the giant sleep, and the sword ...
... the water caught some pike, which he sold in a town near the shore, and then continued his journey on foot. Two or three months later, when crossing some ...
... and I will give you anything you want. Then bring me some of the Life-Giving Water. The raven flew away and returned in about an hour, carrying ...
... to it. Mistaking Broad's open mouth for one of the city gates, they all dashed through and disappeared. Broad closed his mouth, and having swallowed ...
... foot stood a warrior on horseback, clad in steel armour. Brave knight, can you direct me to the high-road? said the driver we are lost, and ...
... Star, God's light on high, Look down and prithee see Behold me weep and hear me sigh, Then help and pity me. Where my love is canst thou tell? ...
... the moon. The prince dismounted, left his horse to graze, and having crossed himself began to follow the pin-cushion up steep and rocky paths. When ...
... Very old indeed were they, for they had lived nearly a hundred years. But they took neither joy nor pleasure in anything, and this because they had ...
... closing an eye. When everything was perfectly still he got up, and calling his horse, said, Listen yonder in that tent sleeps the king of this besieging ...
... in his claws. Niezguinek loosed the King of the Crawfish and hiding himself inside his horse's body as he had been instructed, lay in wait. At that moment ...
... as the fox had told him. Having passed through the two rooms he came to the third, and there saw the fire-bird on his perch, apparently asleep. It was ...
... a number of hideous toads escaped from her lips. The king, overcome with horror and disgust, rushed away from her, upon which she began to cry, but ...
... anything of that sort. And as to his name???that was a still more difficult problem to solve. What shall I call him? said she to herself???John? Or ...
... wisest men are not happy, while the foolish, when harmless and gentle, lead contented lives. One day, on their return from the fields, the fool's two brothers ...
... and show him his treasures. The fool wound the waistband round his loins, put the helmet on his head, hid the tablecloth in his breast, took his magic ...