The Happy Prince

High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was covered all over with thin leaves of fine gold, he had two bright sapphires for eyes, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt. He was very much admired by people in the town....

The Old Witch

Once upon a time there were two girls who lived with their mother and father. Their father had no work, and the girls wanted to go away to seek their fortunes. One day, one of the girls girl said she wanted to go to find work, and her mother said she might if she...

The Lute Player

Once upon a time, there was a king and queen who lived happily together. They were fond of each other and had nothing to worry about, but then the king grew restless. He longed to go out into the world, to try his strength in battle against some enemy and to win all...

The Cat and the Parrot

Once there was a cat, and a parrot. And they had agreed to ask each other to dinner, turn and turn about: first the cat should ask the parrot, then the parrot should invite the cat, and so on. It was the cat’s turn first. Now the cat was very mean. He provided...