All Stories Tagged "rags to riches"

The Three Apprentices

Written by Brothers Grimm

Three apprentices are convinced by the Devil to help him claim an evil soul. They are sent forth into town, but can only say three phrases and nothing else. These phrases get them into trouble, but in the end the Devil takes the evil soul and sets the three apprentices free.

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One Eye, Two Eyes, and Three Eyes

Written by Brothers Grimm

Three sisters, one with one eye, another with two eyes and the third with three eyes live in poverty. The sister with two eyes is treated poorly because she has two eyes like other common people and is not special like the other two sisters. However, it is the kindness of Two-Eyes that in the end finds her love and happiness.

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Ferdinand the Faithful

Written by Brothers Grimm

A poor boy befriends a horse and travels the land. He comes upon a kingdom and is taken in by the king as a rider. He is sent on several quests and with the help of his horse and other companions he completes his goals and in the end wins the heart of the queen.

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The Poor Miller’s Boy and the Cat

Written by Brothers Grimm

A miller challenges his three apprentices to bring him a horse. The one that brings the best horse gains ownership of the mill. The poorest of the three ends up in the care of a household of cats for 7 years in exchange for a magnificent horse. In the end the boy not only wins the contest but wins the princess as well!

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Hans the Hedgehog

Written by Brothers Grimm

An online children's story designed to allow the reader to customize the characters, objects and actions within the story, creating a unique and personalized reading experience! Fill out the form with your choices, submit and let the imagination go wild!

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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 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 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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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 Three Spinners

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl obsessed with spinning is taken in by the queen and asked to spin three rooms full of yarn. Distressed, she acquires the help of three strange women and promises to invite them to her wedding when she marries the prince.

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