Just for Boys - Featured Stories

The Flail from Heaven

Written by Brothers Grimm

A short story of a peasant that exchanges his animals for a bag of turnip-seed. When one of the seeds falls from the bag, it grows into a large tree that reaches to heaven. The peasant climbs up the tree to see what the angels are doing and just as he gets to the top the tree is being cut down below. He uses his cunning to save himself from falling.

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Prince Sneeze

Written by Henry Beston

A prince is cursed by a mean fairy. Every time he sneezes something strange happens. His curse is only broken once he marries.

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Lazy Jack

Written by Joseph Jacobs

A lazy boy tries to help his poor mother by getting odd jobs, but just can’t seem to do things right. In the end he marries a princess and he and his mother become rich and live happily.

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