Sep 30, 2016
Of course you know what is meant by a magnifying glass—one of those round spectacle-glasses that make everything look a hundred times bigger than it is? When any one takes one of these and holds it to his eye, and looks at a drop of water from the pond yonder, he sees above a thousand wonderful creatures that are...
Sep 29, 2016
“She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses,” cried the young Student; “but in all my garden there is no red rose.” From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered.
Sep 28, 2016
Once upon a time there was a poor peasant woman. She was a widow and had but one son. His name was Hans, and he was an idiot.
Sep 27, 2016
Whenever child dies, an angel of God comes down from heaven, takes the dead child in his arms, spreads out his great white wings, and flies with him over all the places which the child had loved during his life. Then he gathers a large handful of flowers, which he carries up to the Almighty, that they may bloom more...
Sep 26, 2016
A shepherd's dog had a master who took no care of him, but often let him suffer the greatest hunger. At last he could bear it no more; he took to his heels, and off he ran in a very sad and sorrowful mood. On the road he met a sparrow that said to him, 'Why are you so sad, my friend?'