The two hunchbacks and the dwarfs, by François-Marie Luzel
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There were once two hunchbacks, Nonnic and Gabic, two friends. They were tailors of their state, and every morning they went each day, each on their own side, to the farms and manor-houses of the country. One evening when Nonnic … Read More

The Raven King, by Jean-François Bladé
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There was once a man who was as green as grass and had only one eye in the middle of his forehead. Her three daughters were as beautiful as day, but the younger one was even more ravishing than the … Read More

The fisherman and the traveler, by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont
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There was once a man who had nothing but a poor hut on the edge of a little river; he earned his living by fishing for fish; but as there was scarcely any in this river, he did not gain … Read More

The Fairies, by Charles Perrault
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There was once a widow who had two daughters: the elder resembled her so much in her mood and her face that anyone saw her, saw her mother. They were both so disagreeable and so proud that nobody could live … Read More

Joliette, by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont
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There was once a lord and a lady who had been married for several years, without having children: they believed that they lacked only that to be happy, for they were rich and esteemed by everybody. At length they had … Read More

Little Red Riding Hood, by Charles Perrault
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There was once a little girl in a village, the most enlightened one that one could have seen: her mother was crazy, and her grandmother was still more crazy. This good woman made her a little red hood that suited … Read More

Yvonne
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Yvonne was a little girl who could not sit quietly at the table. She squirmed, she bent to the right, left, forward, backward; she came down from his chair to play with the dog Fido or she took the cat … Read More

Xavier
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Little Xavier told his classmates, Maurice and Jean: “Let’s play! I’ll be the driver, Maurice will be the horse, and Jean will be the dog that barks at the car.“ Maurice was very good horse. He snorted, raised his foot … Read More

The Violet
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You know, my children, that violets are the emblem of modesty. Because they grow in dark wood, in the shade of other plants; and even they hide their delicate face behind their large green leaves, as do young shy girls … Read More

The Universe
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This is a big word and a great thing as well; because it means the whole world. But it can also mean the place where one lives, where one has his habits and where one is happy. Thus, the dining … Read More

The Turtle
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John, Peter and Paul went to the races with their parents. They had seen horses run, and they had lots of fun. Got home, John said to his brothers: “If we were running, too?“ “But we have no horses,” replied … Read More

The Fir
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There was a small tree that dreamed of being a ship’s mast to travel and see the world. When he was great, it was felt, stripped of its bark, and he became, according to his wish, the mainmast of a … Read More

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