Stories and Story-telling

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byAngela Mary Keyes

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CLEVER GEESE A Long, long time ago when there were more foxes' dens than cats' cradles, there lived a very sly fox. Every evening this sly fox sneaked up through the tall grass and weeds and around the tree-trunks, pounced upon a plump young goose, and carried it off to his den. First, he had one hidden away, then two, then three, then four, then five, then six, and by and by as many more. Well, when he had a round dozen, he called them before him in a circle, fixed them with his bold sharp eyes, and said, " My dumplings, prepare to die. At moonlight, to-night, I dine on young goose." "You 'll surely give us time to say good-by," cried the poor simpletons, who suddenly turned clever to save their necks. "We have become the dearest of friends." "With all my heart," said the fox, with a bow. "Take as much time as you like, my dainties, for the sweet parting." And off he went. One silly goose began to giggle at their cleverness before he was out of earshot. But her sisters ran at her and pecked her into silence. They laughed with their eyes only, and so long as the fox kept walking away and not looking back that was perfectly safe. Well, at moonlight, sure enough, the fox came home to dine. And at once the geese began to say good-by. "Ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-" said one. And when he stopped for breath, "Ga-ga-ga-ga-" said another. And, when he stopped, another took it up. And after that, another and another. So, for all I know, they are at it still. The fox has not yet dined, and the geese are alive and gabbling, though, as the story says at the beginning, it all happened a very long time ago, before any of us were born. -- Angela M. Keyes THE HAPPY PRINCE (Especially suitable in winter season) High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CLEVER GEESE A Long, long time ago when there were more foxes' dens than cats' cradles, there lived a very sly fox. Every evening...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217881114

ISBN - 13:9780217881111

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