For Two Children - 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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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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The Willow Wren and the Bear

Written by Brothers Grimm

The King of Birds, willow-wren, is insulted when the bear calls his children disreputable. And so a war between birds and beasts ensues. The flying creatures win the battle and the bear is forced to apologize for his actions. The willow-wrens are content and live happily.

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