A Present From Germany; Or, The Christmas Tree, Tr. By E. Perry: Or, the Christmas Tree, Tr. by E. Perry by Emily PerryA Present From Germany; Or, The Christmas Tree, Tr. By E. Perry: Or, the Christmas Tree, Tr. by E. Perry by Emily Perry

A Present From Germany; Or, The Christmas Tree, Tr. By E. Perry: Or, the Christmas Tree, Tr. by E…

byEmily Perry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840. Excerpt: ... A FAIRY'S GIFT. Once upon a time the fairy Morgana quarrelled with her husband Momas, a powerful spirit of air, and who was descended in a direct line from the ancient gods of the heathen. Morgana had asserted that the human race was, upon the whole, good, and in spite of some faults and weaknesses, worthy of her regard. This was contradicted by her husband, who hated mankind, and always found something to blame even in their noblest actions. He was so vexed at what Morgana had said, that he called her a sentimental fool; and at last, on her persisting in the assertion, changed her into a wolf. At the same time he shouted out to her: "If mankind are really so good, mild, and obliging as you say, you will not long remain a wolf; for at the moment that a human being acts kindly by you, the charm shall cease, and I will acknowledge myself conquered." He thus spoke, and seizing a whip mercilessly drove her away. She fled into a deep forest, and howled most piteously, for she feared the malice of her husband had bewitched her for life. Notwithstanding her good opinion of man, she could not hope, in her present form, to move his pity. This fear was increased on hearing that a wolf had lately been destroying many men and animals; that all the country round was on the look-out, and had set a high price upon his head. Numerous hunters were beating this very forest in the hope of obtaining it; and Morgana having fled into the deepest thickets, deplored in silence her confidence in man. At this very time, the youthful Rosalinde was sitting in the garden, near a rose-bush, knitting stockings for her little brother. She gazed upon her work in sadness, and sighed often. Her father and mother were harsh and unkind to her, and as she was very ugly, her pretty name only c...
Title:A Present From Germany; Or, The Christmas Tree, Tr. By E. Perry: Or, the Christmas Tree, Tr. by E…Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217432832

ISBN - 13:9780217432832

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