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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Dog and the Sparrow

“There was once a sheep-dog whose master behaved ill to him and did not give him enough to eat, and when for hunger he could bear it no longer, he left his service very sadly. In the street he was met by a sparrow, who said, ‘Dog, my brother, why are you so sad?'”

Content Warning: This tale and post contains gore and violence pertaining to animals. 

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Hare and the Hedgehog

“The story, my dear young folks, seems to be false, but it really is true, for my grandfather, when relating it always used to say, ‘It must be true, my son, or else no one could tell it to you.’ The story is as follows.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Rabbit’s Bride

“There was once a woman who lived with her daughter in a beautiful cabbage-garden; and there came a rabbit and ate up all the cabbages.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Death of the Hen

“Once on a time the cock and the hen went to the nut mountain, and they agreed beforehand that whichever of them should find a nut was to divide it with the other.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Straw, The Coal, and the Bean

“There lived in a certain village a poor old woman who had collected a mess of beans, and was going to cook them.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel

“Near a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter and his wife and his two children; the boy’s name was Hansel and the girl’s Gretel.”

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