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Jun 14, 2019

'Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse' is an English folktale that is profoundly sad, beginning with two lovely mice and a countryside tableau and ending with none of this.

From: English Fairy Tales

Author: Flora Annie Steel

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Jun 12, 2019

Take one part "The Goosegirl", one part "Cinderella", and mix it with a little 'Pied Piper' and you'll get the English folktale of 'Tattercoats'.

From: English Fairy Tales

Author: Flora Annie Steel

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Jun 10, 2019

If you think you have family issues may I refer you to the English folktale of 'The Golden Ball'. Now this poor girl has family issues. Luckily she also has a true love, which is almost always better in folklore.

From: English Fairy Tales

Author: Flora Annie Steel

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Jun 7, 2019

The Armenian folktale of 'The Sparrow and The Two Children' is much, much more than another story about a wicked stepmother trying to kill off her stepchildren. It's all about showing kindness, especially to animals.

From: English Fairy Tales

Author: Flora Annie Steel

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Jun 5, 2019

The Armenian folktale of 'Mind or Luck, Which?' has some strong thematic ties to the story of Job in the Old Testament. Two sides arguing with a man caught in the middle and in the end, nobody actually wins.

From: The Golden Maiden and other folk tales and fairy stories told in Armenia

Author: A. G. Seklemian

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