All Stories Tagged "death"

The Shroud

Written by Brothers Grimm

Sad story of a mother who loses her child to an illness. The child returns as a ghost to comfort the mother and tell her that it cannot sleep until she stops her crying. The mother eventually bears the pain in silence and the child sleeps peacefully in its grave.

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Little Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Written by Brothers Grimm

A beautiful maiden causes her evil step-mother to become jealous. The maiden escapes from her step-mother’s plot and goes to live with seven dwarfs. The step-mother with her greed and envy sets out to kill the maiden once and for all.

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Cinderella

Written by Brothers Grimm

After the death of her mother, a girl is forced to become the servant of her step-mother and two mean step-sisters. She secretly sneaks away to the King’s ball and leave’s her golden slipper behind. The prince vows to marry whomever’s foot will fit the slipper.

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The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

Written by Brothers Grimm

A mean wolf tricks the seven children into letting him into their house and eats them. The mother finds out and saves her children and devises a way to finish the wolf for good.

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Our Lady’s Child

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl is brought to heaven by the Virgin Mary and allowed to explore. She disobeys the virgin and as punishment is sent back to earth to live a miserable life. She is found by a king, who marries her and her disobedience is again tested.

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The Little Match Girl

Written by Hans Christian Andersen

A Hans Christian Andersen story of a small girl selling matches and struggling to stay warm in the bitter winter cold. Adapted for boys and girls.

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