Classic Fairy Tales - Featured Stories

The Girl Without Hands

Written by Grimm Brothers

Story of a young maiden who has her hands cut off to save her father’s life from the devil. Because of her pious nature and good heart, she is taken in by the king and becomes queen. Her hands eventually return and she lives happily with the king.

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The Golden Goose

Written by Brothers Grimm

While a boy is cutting wood for his father, he finds a golden goose within the roots of the tree. The greed of the villagers caused them to try and steal the feathers of the goose, but instead they became permanently attached to the bird. As the boy walks on, the sight of this causes a nearby princess to break from her gloomy mood, laugh and be taken for the bride.

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The Lazy Spinner

Written by Brothers Grimm

Short story of a lazy wife who refuses to do the work necessary to keep the house clean. Her husband sets off to get the tools necessary but she tricks him to avoid the extra work. After a while the husband gets tired of the mess and insists that his wife handle the problem. She again tricks him and he forgets about the whole affair.

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