For a Boy and a Girl - Featured Stories

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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The Six Swans

Written by Brothers Grimm

A king has seven children and six of them are changed into swans. The seventh child, his daughter, vows to save them by sewing magical shirts that will transform them back to humans. She is unable to speak during her work and must resist the doings of her evil step-mother.

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Little Brother and Little Sister

Written by Brothers Grimm

Adventurous tale of a brother and sister that escape from their wicked step-mother to live by themselves in the forest. During their escape, the brother is cursed and transformed into a deer. The sister cares for her brother and eventually becomes Queen. The step-mother learns of their happiness and again tries to ruin them, but fails.

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