Children's Stories Just for Boys

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The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear

Written by Brothers Grimm

A boy who knows no fear goes into the world and tries to discover “how to shudder.” He tries different things and eventually spends three nights in a haunted castle, thinking he will learn fear. He survives the three nights and marries the princess, who eventually teaches him to shudder.

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Children's Stories Just for Girls

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The Frog Prince (Frog King or Iron Henry)

Written by Brothers Grimm

A princess loses her ball while playing near a well. A frog retrieves it for her, after she promises to love the frog and bring him back to her castle. When the princess breaks her promise, the king forces her to uphold her word.

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Children's Stories For Boys or Girls

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The Wolf and the Man

Written by Brothers Grimm

Short tale of an arrogant wolf that believes he is stronger than a human and with the help of his friend in the forest confronts a hunter passing by. The wolf challenges the hunter but is quickly defeated and learns not to get himself into situations for which he is not prepared.

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Children's Stories For a Boy and a Girl

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The Water Nix (Water Spirit)

Written by Brothers Grimm

A brother and sister fall into a well and are captured by a nix (water spirit) that lives at the bottom. They are forced to work and eat bad food. Once the nix is away, the children make a plan and escape, leaving the nix to live alone in the well once more.

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Children's Stories For One Child

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The Blue Light

Written by Brothers Grimm

A soldier returns from war and no longer finds work for the king. He wanders into a forest where he finds a witch and discovers her blue light that allows him to summon a dwarf. The solider uses the blue light and the dwarf to gain wealth, get revenge against the king and eventually evade death.

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Children's Stories For Two Children

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The Water Nix (Water Spirit)

Written by Brothers Grimm

A brother and sister fall into a well and are captured by a nix (water spirit) that lives at the bottom. They are forced to work and eat bad food. Once the nix is away, the children make a plan and escape, leaving the nix to live alone in the well once more.

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