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    Russian Fairy Tales (Народные Русские Сказки)

    Russian Fairy Tales, is a collection of Russian fairy tales, collected by Alexander Afanasyev and published by him between 1855 and 1863. His work was explicitly modeled after the Brothers Grimm's work, Grimm's Fairy Tales. Vladimir Propp drew heavily on this collection for his analyses in his Morphology of the Folktale.

    #390697

    Anonymous

    The Two Frost Brothers
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    Two frost brothers walked hand in hand, foot to foot through an open foot making snapping noises as they went.


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    “Brother Claus of the Crimson nose! We should have some fun and freeze people,” the blue nosed frost said to his red nosed brother.[/li]
    [li]“Brother Christmas of the blue nose, there are no people to freeze because the snow is drifted and the road is covered in snow, no one will come outside to pass us by,” the blue nose frost responded.[/li]
    [li]“It would be better for us to go into the forest, there is less space but there will be more fun.”[/li]

    So the two sibling frosts ran into the forest. They went skipping through the forest of pines causing the old spruce to crackle and the young pines to creak. They slide on loose snow, and over crusts of ice. They heard the sounds of bells as a gentleman road past and they began to judge who each of them should freeze as they passed.


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    “Being the youngest I’d rather chase a muzhik (a muzhik is an impoverished peasant) with an old patched coat and a hat covered in holes with practically nothing to cover his legs.,” the blue nosed frost told his older brother. “There should be one coming to chop wood. It is too difficult for me to freeze the gentlemen with is warm bear fur coat and his fox skin hat, and wolf leather boots.”[/li]


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    “You’re still young,” the elder red nosed frost agreed with his brother. “So you may chase the peasants and I’ll go after the gentleman. We’ll get together this eavning and see how well each of us did. Farewell for the time being.”[/li]
    [li]“Farewell brother,” the blue nosed brother agreed as he ran off whistling and snapping his fingers as he went. [/li]

    When the sun had set the two came together again in the open field to talk about their day.


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    “That didn’t work out the out at all,” the younger brother complained.[/li]
    [li]“Oh, Brother Claus of the blue nose, your young and simple I had no trouble freezing the wealthy man,”[/i] the elder brother laughed.[/li]
    [li]“What about his fur coat, and hat, and boots?” the younger brother asked with surprise.[/li]
    [li]“Those did not help him,” the red nose frost laughed. “I got up inside his coat, and his hat and his boots causing him to shiver so that he huddled up hoping to wrap himself so tightly that I couldn’t get in. And then I reached into his coat with my hands. So how did you do with your muzhik?”[/li]


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    “Oh brother claus of the Crimson nose, you played a horrible joke on me by letting me go after the muzhik, he nearly broke me in half,” the Christmas Blue Nose complained.[/li]
    [li]“How?”[/li]
    [li]“I began to freeze him but he’s not weak. I even began to pinch him but only for a short time did I have fun. Then he got out of his sleigh with his axe. That’s when I got under his coat, but he began to chop the trees, sending chips flying everywhere. He worked so hard he even began to break a sweat and at the end a stream of sweat was pouring off of him.”[/li]

    I had to go under a sheep skin, but he got a stick and began to beat me. I tried to run but was stuck as he beat me, and battered me until my sides felt as if they were breaking. That’s when I gave up on trying to freeze the muzhik.

    #390698

    Anonymous

    The Shepherd's Flure
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    In a village there was an very poor old man who had a son named Ivanushka. From an early age Ivanushka loved to play the flute and he played it so well that everyone who heard him play could never seem to hear enough. When Ivanushka played a sad song all the people wept. When he played a happy tune everyone danced, they simply could not resist doing so. When Ivanushka grew up he told his father and his mother that he was going out to find work. After saying their goodbyes Ivanushka walked down the road.After some time Ivanushka came to a village but no one was hiring so Ivanushka went on. He waked and walked from hut to hut but no one needed to hire anyone for anything. Then at last he came to a house where a man asked if he could watch over the sheep as they grazed.Ivanushka told the man that he could.


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    “I have only one condition,” the man told Ivanushka.[/li] [li]“If you do a good job, I’ll pay you double what a shepherd normally earns but if you loose just one sheep you don’t get paid anything.”[/li]

    Ivanushka agreed to this and so early in the morning at the first sign of light he went out with the sheep and returned with them when the sun had set. And every evening when he returned home the owner of the sheep was there counting them to find that all the sheep were safe. A month passed this way, and another and then another until it was nearly time for the owner of the sheep to pay Ivanushka the promised amount. The owner of the sheep grew worried then because he’d never had all the sheep survive. One sheep always disappeared or was lost to a wolf. Anxious and not wanting to pay the Ivanushka the owner decided to spy on him to see how he was being so successful.

    So the next morning when everyone was still asleep the sheeps owner pulled on a sheepskin coat and went into the barn with the other sheep on all fours. He then waited for Ivanushka to come and lead the sheep out to pasture.When the sun was rising Ivanushka came and drove the sheep bleating up to the pasture, and although it was difficult for the sheep’s owner to keep up he didn’t fall very far behind. Ivanushka drove the sheep to the edge of the forest and sat down under a tree while the sheep nibbled grass in the meadow. Whenever a sheep started to wander into the forest Ivanushka played a tune on his pipe and all the sheep came running over to him.

    Meanwhile the owner of the sheep was walking on all fours nibbling grass like a sheep. He felt worried at what the neighbors would think at his having to pay his shepherd double.


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    “Now that your well fed,” Ivanushka told the sheep you can dance.[/li]

    With that Ivanushka began to play on his flute and the sheep began to tap their hooves as they danced around. The sheep’s owner started to dance too even though he was still hungry after eating nothing but grass all day. Ivanushka played faster and faster, and so the sheep and their owner began to dance faster and faster. He started to dance so fat that he felt as though he were going to die. The sweat rolled down his red face. When he could take it no longer he shouted out begging the Ivanushka to stop playing as he had to urinate but Ivanushka did not hear him and kept right on playing.

    Finally when Ivanushka stopped he noticed the owner of the sheep sprawled out and exhausted.


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    “Oh master is that you?", Ivanushka asked. "How did you get here?".[/li]
    [li]“I just wandered her by chance.”[/li]
    [li]“Why are you wearing wool?", Ivanushka asked.[/li]
    [li]“It seemed like it would be a cold day,” the sheep’s owner responded.[/li]

    After that the sheep’s owner dragged himself through the bushes and back to his house and told his wife what had happened.


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    “We need to get rid of that shepherd quickly,” the man said to his wife. “So we don’t have to pay him that much.”[/li]
    [li]“We cannot give up,” the mans wife told him. “We would be shamed if we had to pay him so much.”[/li]
    [li]“But he made me dance so hard I nearly died,” the man told her.[/li]
    [li]“You fool,” his wife told him. You cannot dance if you are locked away.[/li]

    So they went to the attic and she locked him inside a trunk, latching it with a bar. When Ivanushka returned the mans wife approached him.


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    “Is it true that you can play the flute so well that everyone who hears it must dance?", she asked him.[/li]
    [li]“Its true.”[/li]
    [li]“Well play, if my husband and I dance we’ll pay your salary if not you must go.”[/li]

    So Ivanushka took up his flute and began to play.The women tried to resist dancing by kneading dough but she could not and soon she was dancing with her dough. Ivanushka played faster and faster and louder and louder causing the women to dance faster and faster. Her husband heard the song in the attic and began to dance in the trunk. He danced and squirmed until at last he broke out of the trunk head first and began to dance across the attic floor. He danced down out of the attic and began to dance with his wife.

    Ivanushka went out and sat on the porch and played and played.
    The man and his wife jumped off the porch and began to dance in the yard. They became so exhausted they could barley breath but they could not stop dancing. They danced with the chickens, the sheep, the cows, and the dogs in their kennels.
    Ivanushka stood on the porch the whole time, playing and playing. He then walked to the gate and everyone followed behind him dancing.


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    “Please, please stop,” the man begged Ivanushka. “Don’t enter the village and dishonor us in front of everyone. We’ll pay you what we promised.”[/li]
    [li]“Oh no, let the people look at you and have a good laugh,” Ivanushka smiled. [/li]

    He then lead the man and his wife dancing wildly through the village and the whole village came running and laughed as they pointed at the couple dancing away. In the morning Ivanushka received his pay and went home to his father and his mother as the man and his wife hid away too embarrassed to show their faces.

    #390699

    Anonymous

    The Man and the Bear
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    Man went into the forest to plant some turnips, and was in the process of plowing his fields when a bear walked up to him.


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    “I’ll eat you,” the bear threatened. [/li]
    [li]“Don’t eat me bear for it would be better for us to sow the turnips together and then when harvest comes you can have all the turnip tops and I’ll have all the roots,” the farmer told the bear.[/li]
    [li]“Very well,” the bear agreed. “But don’t fool me within my forest.”[/li]

    And with that the bear went into the grove. The turnips grew big and when autumn came the man entered the forest to dig up the turnips when the bear came out of the grove.


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    “Give me my share of the turnips,” the bear told the man.[/li]
    [li]“Ok,” the man agreed as he gave the bear the turnip tops before loading the turnips into a cart to sell in town. On his way into town he ran into the bear again.[/li]
    [li]“Where are you going?” the bear asked him.[/li]
    [li]“I’m going into town to sell the roots,” the man told the bear.[/li]
    [li]“Let me try the root,” the bear demanded.[/li]

    Once the man had complied and the bear ate the root the bear roared with anger:


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    “you’ve deceived me, your roots are so sweet." [/li]

    The second year the man planted rye instead of turnips and when the bear came to demand his share the man promised him all the roots. When autumn came and they gathered the rye the man took only the tops and left the roots for the bear. But the bear struggled to eat the roots but in the end could not and grew angry with the man and from that day to this there has been an enmity between bear and man.

    #390700

    Anonymous

    The Girl in the Well
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    Once upon a time there was a man with a daughter who remarried. One day when the women’s stepdaughter was spinning at the side of the well she dropped her spindle into the well and went home crying.


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    “Why are you crying?” the girls stepmother asked.[/li]

    When the girl told her stepmother what had happened the women grew angry and told her stepdaughter that she must go and not return home until she had retrieved the spindle. So the girl went and dove to the bottom of the well and at the bottom of the well she came to a meadow and she walked and walked until she met some shepherds.


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    “Girl, help us clean up under our sheep and we’ll give you sheep and rams,” the shepherds implored. [/li]

    The girl complied and helped to clean up after the sheep and the shepherds promised to give her a sheep on her return home. The girl then continued on until she came to a cowherd.


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    “Girl, help us clean up under our cows and we’ll give you cattle with a  bull,” the cow herders implored. [/li]

    So the girl helped the clean up after the cattle and they promised not to forget their debt to her. She further made them all promise that they would not hurt her on her way home. The girl then bowed and continued on until she reached a mansion and an old women who told her that she would be well rewarded if she faithfully served the old women for a year. The girl agreed and served very well, for three years she lived with the old man and the old women and then they gave her gold. On her way home she collected her sheep and her cows and then went home. When she reached the gate the dog yelped:


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    “tyaf, tyaf, the girl brought fold, tyaf. Tyaf.”[/li]

    The girls stepmother grew jealous of her success and sent her own daughter into the well. So the woman’s daughter jumped into the well and walked along the until she met the shepherd who asked for help cleaning the sheep, but the daughter was rude and said:


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    “That’s not what I came her for, I came her for gold. I won’t clean manure.”[/li]

    She then continued on until she met the cowherd and once more she rudely rejected the cowherds offer to work. She continued on then until she came to the mansion. But rather then work she was lazy and so after only three days the man and the women gave her a basket and sent her on her way. When she reached the gate she looked into the basked expecting cold but instead it was filled with frogs, and reptiles and maggots. They crawled out and clung to her and defecated all over her. She ran home then and when she got their the dog called.


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    "Tyaf, tyaf, our daughter has come home covered in defication."[/li]

    The stepmother then scolded the dog saying:


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    “our daughter will come home with gold!”[/li]

    But then when the girl came in covered in the reptiles, and their defecation the mother rushed to hug her and they disappeared.

    #390701

    Anonymous

    The Fox and the Wolf
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    An old man and old women lived together. One day the old man told his wife to bake some bread for he was going fishing. He later caught a whole truckload of fish and began to head home happy with his luck. On his way he saw a fox curled up on the side of the road. He crept up on the fox and found that it wasn’t moving at all.


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    “Oh this would make a great gift for my wife,” he thought as he picked up what he assumed was a dead fox and threw it in the back of his wagon.[/li]

    As the man continued on the fox threw the fish off the wagon and then ran off.


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    “Look, I brought you a fur… Argggg!” the old man exclaimed when he got home and suddenly realized that his fish and the fox were missing.[/li]
    [li]“Where is it?” he asked “There were fish and a fox fur on my cart,” the old man wailed.[/li]

    The old women seeing that the her husbands cart was empty scowled him. Realizing what had happened the old man grieved and grieved but there was nothing to be done. The fox meanwhile was eating all the fish which he’d thrown out of the cart when along came a wolf.


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    “Good day, cousin,” the wolf greeted the fox.[/li]
    [li]“Good day friend,” the fox returned.[/li]
    [li]“Please, may I have some fish?” the wolf asked.[/li]
    [li]“You should try catching yourself some fish,” the fox replied.[/li]
    [li]“I can not”[/li]
    [li]"Go down to the river, my friend, and hang your tail into the crevasse at the washing place, then the fish while bite it,” the fox told the wolf.[/li]

    So the wolf went down to the river and put his tail into the crevasse, but because it was winter his tail froze into the water so that no mater how hard he tried to pull it out he couldn’t. So he sat there all night. A women came to fetch the water and when she saw the wolf she cried out:


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    “A wolf, a gray wolf! Knowck him dead! Beat him Dead!"[/li]

    So the villagers came running and began beating the wolf with rods and buckets.


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    “I’ll get revenge on you,” the wolf cried about the fox as he finally escaped from the people.[/li]

    The fox however crept into the hut where the women make pancakes smeared doaugh all over herself so that when the wolf found her in anger, saying the people had beat him half to death the fox responded:


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    “Oh, my friend at least only blood flows from you wounds, but they beat me so hard my marrow is coming out.”[/li]


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    “That’s true,” the wolf mused as he looked at the foxes wounds. “I’ll carry you,” the wolf offered.[/li]

    The wolf then carried the fox to the riverside where the fox suggested that they build houses; the wolves of ice and the foxes of bark so that when spring came the wolves house melted around him.


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    “Oh, cousin you have betrayed me again!” The wolf cried, “I’m going to eat you!”[/li]
    [li]“Wait, let us decide by lot who should eat the other,” the fox told the wolf.[/li]

    So the fox led the wolf into the woods to a deep pit and told him that if he could jump over the pit he could eat her. So the wolf tried to jump over the pit but fell in.


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    “Well, you just sit down there,” the fox told the wolf before walking away.[/li]

    #390702

    Anonymous

    Wind, Frost, and the Sun
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    A man once came across the sun, frost and wind and he bowed down low out of respect. But after he’d passed the wind, the frost and the sun began to argue who he’d bowed too.


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    “It was to me that he’d bowed of course,” the sun proclaimed. “So that I would not scorch him.”[/li]
    [li]“It was to me that he bowed for he fears me most,” Frost disagreed.[/li]
    [li]“Liar,” Wind called the other two. “It was I he bowed to.”[/li]

    Their argument continued until they were nearly at each other’s throats when they finally decided to ask the man who he’d bowed to, so they all chased after him.


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    “I bowed to the wind,” the man told them when he was caught.[/li]
    [li]“I’ll singe you lobster red!” The Sun Proclaimed in anger. “You’ll remember me!”[/li]
    [li]“Fear not for I will protect you from the heat,” the wind told the man.[/li]
    [li]“Then I’ll freeze you solid!” Frost snarled.[/li]
    [li]“Fear not friend for if I don’t blow the Frost cannot freeze near as cold,” Wind assured the man.[/li]

    #390703

    Anonymous

    Baba Yaga II
    A farmer lived with his wife and daughter for some time when his wife suddenly died. So the farmer married another woman and had a second daughter.  And while the woman loved her own daughter she made the orphans life miserable for her step daughter. So the farmer thought and thought of how he might help his daughter and so he eventually brought her into the forest, driving on until he sees a hut with chicken legs.


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    “Hut, hut, look into my face and turn your back to the woods,” the farmer tells the hut which then turns around allowing the farmer to enter where he found Baba Yaga.[/li]
    [li]“It smells of Russians,” Baba Yaga said.[/li]

    The farmer bowed down to her and said:


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    “Baba Yaga with the wooden leg, I bring you my daughter to be your servant.”[/li]
    [li]“All Right,” Baba Yaga agreed. “If you serve me well, I’ll reward you.”[/li]

    So the girl’s father took his leave and went home. Baba Yaga then gave the girl a spindle to spin flax and ordered her to heat up the kitchen furnaces so that they would be ready for her return. The girl was at the furnaces wondering how she could spin as she worked  them when she began to weep bitterly. A mouse ran up to her.


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    “Girl, girl why are you crying?" The mouse asked. ”If you give me some sweet, sweet porridge, we’ll give you some good advice.”[/li]
     
    So the girl gave the mice some sweet porridge.


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    “Put a spider on the spindle to spin your thread,” the mice advised the girl.[/li]
    [li]“Are you finished with everything?” Baba Yaga asked when she returned home some time later.[/li]

    The girl had finished with everything so Baba Yaga praised the girl and gaver their precious Aleid. When Baba Yaga went out again she gave the girl even harder tasks. So once more the girl began crying and the mice ran up.


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    “Beautiful girl, why are you crying? Give us sweet porridge and then we’ll give you good advice,” the mice promised.[/li]

    So the girl gave the mice some porridge and then they taught her more of what mice can do. Once more Baba Yaga Praised the girl on her return and gave her costly apparel.

    Meanwhile the stepmother sent the farmer out to see what had happened to his daughter. When he got to Baba Yaga’s hut he found that his daughter had become rich, very rich in fact. Baba Yaga was not home so he took his daughter with him. As they drove to the village the little dog barked:


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    “a young lady comes home.”[/li]

    The stepmother was dumb struck and thought the dog was lying. When she saw her stepdaughter however she became jealous and told the famer to bring her own daughter to Baba Yaga. As she’d done with the other girl Baba Yaga left the woman’s daughter with many tasks and once more the mice ran out to see why she was crying. But the girl chased away the mice and did nothing while Baba Yaga was gone. So Baba Yaga was very angry when she returned. She killed the woman’s daughter and put her into a Anöchelchen Aorb.

    The man came later to retrieve the woman’s daughter and he had to bring home the girl home. When he got to the village the dog began to bark:


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    “In the Anöchelchen Aörbchen rattle."[/li]

    Angered the stepmother ran out and accused the dog of lying but the dog repeated:


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    “in Aörbchen Anöchelchen rattle."[/li]

    Then when the man got home the women screamed.

    #390704

    Anonymous

    The Goat's Kids and the Wolf
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    Once upon a time a goat made a hut in the woods and had many children so the goat would often have to search the forest for food. When ever the goat would leave she would lock up the door behind her and tell her children not to open it. When she came back she would knock on the door and sing.


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    “Children your mother has come, she has brought mil which runs across the steps and onto the damp earth.”[/li]

    At which point the little goats would quickly unlock the door and let her in so that she could feed them. The wolf heard this all and waited for the mother to leave once more. That’s when he went to the hut and sang in a deep voice:


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    “Children your mother has come, she has brought mil which runs across the steps and onto the damp earth.”[/li]

    At first the baby goats thought that their mother had come but they realized that their mothers voice was far sweeter then the wolves so they didn’t open the door. So the wolf ran off to hide in the woods once more. After a while their mother came and sang:


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    “Children your mother has come, she has brought mil which runs across the steps and onto the damp earth.”[/li]

    The little goat let his mother in and told her how the wolf had come and tried to trick them so that he could eat them. So their mother warned them to be especially careful when she was gone and not to let anyone in who didn’t sound like her. The next time the goat left the wolf ran up to the house and sang once more:


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    “Children your mother has come, she has brought mil which runs across the steps and onto the damp earth.”[/li]

    This time however the wolf changed his voice to sound like that of the goats mother and so the young goats lit him in. The wolf rushed into the house with his mouth wide open. He swallowed each of the kids except one which hid in the oven.
    After some time the mother goat returned home and no matter how hard she sang her children didn’t answer so she pushed her way into the house which she found empty except for the one kid in the furnace.
    On discovering what had happened the mother goat sat down and began to cry. After she’d cried for some time she went out into the woods and met the wolf who she asked to go for a walk with her.

    The two of them went into the woods and found a pit in which some robbers had recently boiled mush so that it was still filled with hot coals. The mother goat then dared the wolf to jump over the pit as she did herself.  The wolf then tried to jump over the pit but his belly was too full of her kids and so he fell into the pit onto the hot coals. The wolf’s belly then burst into flames and burnt open freeing the goats kids which ran and jumped out to their mother. And they all lived happily ever after.

    #390705

    Anonymous
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    The Goat's Kids and the Wolf

    I have watched this Russian cartoon with similar storyline on youtube. To bad i can't find it anymore. It was all in Cyrillic.

    #390706

    Anonymous

    The Fox and the Sick Lion
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    The Lion lay sick in his cave when the bear came to visit him.


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    “Does it stink in my cave?” the lion asked.[/li]
    [li]“It does smell very bad,” the bear replied.[/li]

    This enraged the lion who tore the bear apart. The rabbit witnessed this and he went to seek revenge on the lion but when asked the same question he answered:


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    “No it smells very good in here.”[/li]


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    “You lie!”, the lion screamed as he flew into a rage and tore the rabbit apart. [/li]

    Then came the wolf and when the lion asked his question the wolf replied:


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    “It doesn’t smell good or bad.”[/li]


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    “You lie,” the lion screamed and tore the wolf apart.[/li]

    When the fox came to visit he answered the lions question by saying:


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    “Forgive me illustrious Tsar, but I have such a bad cold that I cannot tell how it smells in here and I dare not lie.”[/li]

    So the lion spared the fox because she was so clever.

    #390707

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    I have watched this Russian cartoon with similar storyline on youtube. To bad i can't find it anymore. It was all in Cyrillic.

    I remember reading a similar story in a book when I was in primary school. I think I read the Australian version.

    #390708

    Anonymous

    The Old Man and the Fox
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    There was once an old man and an old woman who had a daughter who was eating some beans. As she ate the beans one of them fell to the ground and grew up and up into the sky. The old man climbed up that bean stalk to a beautiful land in the sky. Thinking that his wife would be happy in the sky he went back down and then put the old women in a bag and clenching the bag in his teeth he climbed back up. When he got to the land in the sky he opened the bag to see the old woman barring her teeth.


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    “Why are you laughing and showing your teeth?” he asked her before realizing she was dead.[/li]

    He then began to weep. Since he lived along with no neighbors anywhere to mourn for his wife he took a bag with three pairs of white chickens and went out to look for some when he saw a bear.


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    “Bear, I need someone to mourn for me,” the old man told the bear as he gave him a chicken.[/li]
    [li]“Oh I’m so sorry for your dear wife,” the bear howled. [/li]
    [li]“No, you cannot mourn,” the old man said and he continued on until he met a wolf who could not do any better.[/li]

    The farmer then met a fox who mourned for two white chickens.


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    “Pour old women, for you to have died so tragically,” the fox whined.[/li]

    The foxes sorrow pleased the farmer who then gave the fox more chickens until he had not left.


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    “I’m sorry fox I’ve forgotten the fourth pair of chickens at home,” the farmer told the fox. “Come with me.”[/li]

    When he got home the farmer took a sake and put two dogs into it with six chickens on top of them and then gave the fox the sack. The fox took this and ran away. After a while she sat on a tree and ate a chicken, then a second, then a third, then a fourth, a fifth and a sixth. As she opened the bag for the seventh time the dogs jumped out and chased her. She hid behind a tree stump.


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    “Eyes, Eyes what have you done?” the fox asked her eyes.[/li]
    [li]"We’ve looked around so no dog bites you,” her eyes told her.[/li]
    [li]“Feet, feet, what have you done?” The fox asked.[/li]
    [li]“We ran and jumped so that you could escape,” the fox’s feet told her.[/li]
    [li]“Tail tail what have you done?” the fox asked her tail.[/li]
    [li]“We have snaked on every bush so that the dog could catch you,” her tail told her.[/li]
    [li]“Is that so? Then I must punish you,” the fox told her tail as she put it out for the dogs to grab.[/li]

    And so the dogs grabbed her tail and pulled her out of hiding.

    #390709

    Anonymous

    The Fox and the Wolf's Honey
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    The wolf was living in a wooden hut and the fox in one made of ice so that when spring came the vixen’s hut melted away. She then went to the wolf with tears.


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    “Goodwife, what is wrong?” the wolf asked her.[/li]
    [li]“My hut is melted, may I live with you?”[/li]
    [li]“Certainly,” the wolf agreed. [/li]

    Later that night another vixen came to visit and so the wolf woke up the first fox.


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    “Thank you friend, I overslept,” the fox thanked the wolf.[/li]

    She then lead her friend softly up into the attic where the wolf kept his honey. They then ate half the wolf’s honey. The next night the same thing happened again only this time the two of them devoured all the honey as they gossiped in the attic. The next morning the fox was sick from having eaten so much.


      [li]

    “Little cousin are you ill?” the wolf asked her.[/li]
    [li]“Oh-oh!,” the fox groaned. “Yes my friend, I am very ill.”[/li]
    [li]“Don’t worry,” the wolf assured her. “I have just the thing to make you better.”[/li]

    The wolf then went into the attic to get his honey but found it all gone.


      [li]

    “Fox have you eaten my honey?” the wolf asked.[/li]
    [li]“What do you think?” the fox asked.[/li]
    [li]“Go away from my hut, the wolf told the fox, I don’t want to see you ever again,” the wolf told the fox before he set out to gather more honey.[/li]

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    Anonymous

    A Soldier's Christmas Carol
    [hr]
    A man bought a goose for Christmas and hung it in his hall. Along came two soldiers and one climbed up onto the roof to steal the goose away while the other went into the cottage to distract the owners.


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    “Hello, master,” the soldier greeted the man before he started to sing his Christmas Carol.[/li]

      [li]

    “In the forest, in the forest,
    A soldier at Stresa,
    Pushes the Eves away,
    And takes up the goose,
    On a holly night."
    [/li]


      [li]

    “Thank you soldier,” the master laughed. “I’ve never heard that song, where did you hear it.”[/li]
    [li]“You’ll see tomorrow,” the soldier assured the man.[/li]

    The next morning when his wife, the hostess of the Christmas party climbed up to get the goose there was no sign that it had ever been there.

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