The fairy mythology; illustrative of the romance and superstition of various countries by Thomas KeightleyThe fairy mythology; illustrative of the romance and superstition of various countries by Thomas Keightley

The fairy mythology; illustrative of the romance and superstition of various countries

byThomas Keightley

Paperback | May 14, 2012

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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. 1850 Excerpt: ...but which once was verdant and fertile. The cause of the change was as follows. The land there was formerly occupied by a farmer, a churlish, unfeeling man, who, though wealthy, let his only sister struggle with the greatest poverty in the valley beneath. The poor woman at length having fallen sick, and seeing no other resource, resolved to apply to her hardhearted brother for the means of employing a doctor. She sent her daughter to him; but all the prayers and tears of the poor girl failed to move him, and he told her he would, sooner than give her anything, see the Alpe covered with stones and rubbish. She departed, and as she went along a Dwarf suddenly appeared to her. She would have fled, but he gently detained her, and telling her he had heard all that had passed, gave her a parcel of herbs, which he assured her would cure her mother, and a little cheese, which he said would last them a long time. On trial, the herbs quickly produced the promised effect; and when they went to cut the cheese they found the knife would not penetrate it, and no wonder, for it was pure gold. There also came a sudden storm on the mountain, and the Kastler-Alpe was reduced to its present condition.t MUller, ut tup. p. 123. + Muller, vt, sup. p. 126. One night, during a tremendous storm of wind and rain, a Dwarf came travelling through a little village, and went from cottage to cottage, dripping with rain, knocking at the doors for admission. None, however, took pity on him, or would open the door to receive him: on the contrary, the inhabitants even mocked at his distress. At the very end of the village there dwelt two honest poor people, a man and his wife. Tired and faint, the Dwarf crept on his staff up to their house, and tapped modestly three times at the little windo...
Title:The fairy mythology; illustrative of the romance and superstition of various countriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1232193690

ISBN - 13:9781232193692

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