Histories, or, Tales of past times


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Histories, or, Tales of past times
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Contes des fees
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Tales of past times
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48 p. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
Rose, Philip
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Bristol, <Eng.>
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England -- Bristol


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Date from inscription.
General Note:
Includes the poem "The Cameleon," p. 46-48.
Statement of Responsibility:
told by Mother Goose.

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Little Red Aiding Hood.

O NC'E:' upon a time, (here lived, in a cer.
fain village, a little country girl, the prettiest /
crtature tier seen. Her mother was exces- ,
bjvely fund ol'her, and her graindmotber doatedi'

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on her much more. This good woman got
,made for her, a little Rtd Riding-Hood;
which became the girl so well, that every
body called her Lilltle Red Riding-Hood.
One day, her mother, having made some
S custards, said to her, "Go, my dear, and see
how thy grand-mumma does, for I hear she
has been very ill carry her a custard and a
little pot of butter." Little Rtd Riding-Hood
sets out immediately to go.to her grand-mi-
ther, who lived in another village. As she
was going through the wood, she met with
' W Gaffer Wolf, who had a very great mind to
eat her up, but he durst not, because of some
M fagot-makerv hard by in the forest.
S- He asked her whither she was going: the
poor child who did not know that it was ]
dangerous to stay and hear a Wolf talk, said
to him, "I am going to see my grand-mamma,
and carry her a custard, and a little pot of
S butter, from my mamma. Does she lite
far off?" said the Wolf. "Oh! a," an-
swered Lttle Red Riding.llood, "itis beyond
iluat will you see there, at the first house in
S the village." "1 Well," said the wolf, -'and
I'll go and aee her to ; I'll go this way. and
go you that, and we shall see who will ha
there SOOnIP-t."
The Wolf began to run a4 fat as he could
taking the nearest way ; anid the little girl



went by Ihnt farinhec( about, di eri;r b ercf
in gathering nuts, running after bntterflie,

Sand making nosegayv of such flower; as she met
with. The Wolf wa4 not long before he got
to the old woman's house. Ile knocked at
the door, tap, lap. "Whose there?" "Your
Sgrand-child, Little Red Riding.Ltood(rep'icd
Sthe Wolf, rounterfeiling her voice) who has,
Brought you a cu-lard, and a little ,pot ot'x
butter, sent you by trinuma."
The good grand-muther, who was in bed.
beecau'e she found her,elf' somewhat ill, cied
out, 'Pull the bobbin and the latch will go
Sup." The Wolf pulled the bobbin, and the'
a door opened, and then presently he fell upon
the good n onan, and cal her up in a moment ;-
1 for it has above three days that he had not ;
i touched a bit. Ile then shut the door, and

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*pent into the grandmother's bed, expeting
Little Red Rliding-H.Iood, who cameC some time
afterwards, and knocked at the door, tap,
tap. Who's there" Little Led Riding-
Hood hearing the bb; voice of the Wolf, was
at first afraid ; hut h eliebin; iergrand-mother
had got a cold, and wa, hoarse, answered,
'Tis your grand-child Little Red Riding-
Hood, who ha- brought you a custard, arid a
little pot of Ibutter, mamma 'ends you." Tho
Wolf cuied out to her, ol'tening his voice as
much a; he could, Pull the bobbin and the
latch uill go up." Little Red Riding-Hood
pulled the bobbin, and the door opened.
The Wolf, seeing her conic in, said to hc-r,
hiding himself under the bed clothes, "Put the
custard and the little pot of butter upon the
S- stool, and comeand liedown by me." Little
Red Riding-Hood undreised herself, and went
to bed; where, being greatly amazed to see
Show her grand-mother looked in her night-
cl nthes. she said to her, "' Grand-mamma,
what great arms you have got !" "Thabtis
the better, to hug thee my dear." "Grand-
S mamma, what great legs 'ou have got!"-
"That is to run the better my child." "Grand-
mamma, what ,rcat ears you have got!"-
That ii 1to hear the bkiter, my child."
Grand-mamma, what great e)je' you ihav
got." -"That is to see the better, my child."

9 "j "
i Grand-mamma what great teeth you haso -
S got!" That is to eat thee up." And y a .%
ing these words, the wicked Wolf fell 1111
SLittle Red Riding-Hood, and eat her up.


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The Fair/.

THERE was, once upon a time, a tv widow,
AVhu had two daughter.. The eldest was So
much like her in the face, and in humour,
that whoever looked upon the daughter, saw
the mother. TIht'v ywer. both io diagr.erablei
and so proud, that there %1a8 no liin within
the m. 'lie ounzect, wbo wa, the(r Vry pic-
ture'ofr he-r father, for coIrretey aud wecettners
of lemper, wji withal one ol the ino't b)eau.
riful -irk eler Ne'en. As people naturally lore
their own likeii-., thr mother eCIn doaled
on the eldest daughter, and at the iaWe time

had a horrible aversion for the yonngi-sf.
She made her eat in the kitchen, and work
Ci' n~iiiti iTi- y.
Anioi.);i otht-r thingv, thN poor (hild ca'
lr.,',ed t ai I t 'di.v up draw % ater, ioce a
nilc and la!f iouri the hou.e, and bring ijdm.
. pitch-.r I'lil of it. One day, as she w t
th| I'fountain, there came to her a pour w.
nrin lit.) i't.:getd o[ her to let her drink:
1Oh! j.Y, it ith all my heart, Good ;" said
1hi, pretty little girl ; and rincingrimniediately
the pitcher, The touk up some water from the
cih aicr[ place in the rountjin, and care it to
her, holdinti up the pitcher all the %hile,
thIat she might drink the easier.

The onId woman hating drank, %aiJ to
her. "'You are -o pretty, my dear, o good,,
and so mannerl., that I cannot heI giti, t

V you a gift (for this was a Fairy, who had
taken the form of a poor country woman, to
see how far the civility and good manners of
this pretty girl would go ;) I will give you
for a gift (continued the Fairy) that, at every
- t prd you speak, there shall come out of your
BBtth.either a flower or a jewel."
-Wheh this pretty girt came home, her
another ;colded at her for staying so long at
thpe iatain. I beg your pardon, mamma
(saS the poor girl) for not making more
haste," and in speaking these Words, there
came out of her mouth, two roses, and two
pearls, and two diamonds. What is it I
ne there ?" said her mother, quite astonished;
4 of the girl's mouth how happens this (hild ?"
f(this was the first time she ever called her
The poor creature told her frankly all the
matter. nut witlhoot dropping out infinite
numbers of- diamonds, In good faith."
S cried the mother, I must send my child thi-
t (her. Cornn hither, Fanny, look what comes
out of thy -iiter's mnulh when she speaks!
would'ir not thou be glad, my dear, to have
the same gift giren to thee? thou hait nothing
else todo but to go and draw water out of the
fountain, and ii hen a certain poor woman aiks
you to let her drink, give it.her very civilly."


" t would be a very fine sight indeed," said
this ill-bred minx, to see me draw water!"-
"-You shall go, hussey," said Ithe mother,
" and this minute." So away she went, hut
grumbling all the way, taking wih her the
best silver tankard in the house.
She was no sooner at the fountain, than she
saw, coming out of the wood, a lady mowt
gloriously dressed, who came up to her, and
asked to drink. This was, you must know,
the very Fairy who had appeared to Iher sister,
but had now taken the air and dress of a
princess, to see how far this girl's rudeness
would go. "Am I come hither," said the
proud saucy slut, to serve you n ith water,
pray ? I suppose the silver tankard wam
brought purely for your ladyship, was it ?
houtcer )ou ruay drink out of it, if you
ajf rauLc'y."
You are not over and ahove mannerly."
an-mred the Fairy. without putting herself
il a pa is iio : "- ITll, then, sirice you haice so
liitlc hreediii,., and are o- di.'obli.ing, I give
3ou for a iifl, that, at eer) word vou-g k,
thure -hall cornie out of your niouih a sn4ie
or a tojad." '
So ,-on a; h'r mother saw her coinn, she
cried out W- \II, daughter !" ," WelI,
motherr!'" aritred the pert ltiusvy, throwing
out of her aiouih.1% u vii.ri tand two toads.



" 0! mercy," cried the mother, "what is it
I see? 0 it is that wretch, her sister, who
has oILasion,-d all this; but she shall pay for
it!" and immediately she run to beat her.

The poor child fled away from her, and hid
herself in ihe forget, not far from thenc.
The Kilig's son, on his return from hun-
ting, met her, and st-ing her so very pretI3 ,
asked her what she did there alone, and why
she cried ? "Alas! sir, my mammy, h-i
turned me out, of door.." The king's son,
who saw five or six diamonds and a, man
pearls come, out of her, mouth, desired her t
tell him how that happened ; she lhereupol
told him the whole story; and so the kin-i':
bon fell in love with her; and, cunsiderin!
with himself that such a gil't was north mor
than anyj marriage Iportion t hatauLver in ant

Sther, conducted her to the palace of tihe king
his father, and there married her.
As for her sister, she made herself so much
hated, that her own mother linrned her oil;
and the miserable wretch, having wandered
about a good while, %ithouit fiodinm aiiy body
to take her in, went to a corner in a wood,
and there died.


B/le Beard.

TIT ERE was a man, %%,n had ine hoiiu',.
both in town and council. a dLal of .ilivr
and gold plate, cmbruiilcrr-id firnitiir,. and
coaches gilded all over witli ;',lI. But t(1I,

hman had the misfortune to hare ajaue beard,
which made him so f'ri.Jitfully iigl'"tlar all
the women and girls r3an away from him.
One of his neighbours., a lady of quality,
had two daughter-, i1 ho 'vere perfect btau-
ties. He desired of her 1one of them in mar-
riage, leaving to her the choice which of the
two she would bt.sw upon him. They
would neither of them have him, and sent him
backwards and forward, from one to another ;
not being able to hear the thought, of marry-
ing a man who had a blue beard. Arid what
beside" gave them disgust and aversion, was,
his having already been marTied to several
wives, arid nobody knew what became of
Blue Bleard, to engage their affection, took
them, with the lady their mother, and three
or four ladies of ihir acquaiatance, with
other Nouing people of the neighb6durIThood* to
one oti' hi. country --ecats, where ihey itaid a
Whole wtik. There was nothing then to be
seen but parties of pleasure, hunting, hkhiG*
mirth, anl feasting. Nubody went 1o bIII
but all pJa,,ed the night in rallying and jokii-.,
u ith each other : in -hort, every thing .o well
succeeded, that the youngest daughter began
r to think the master of the hou'e not to havr?
a beard so very blue, andti that ie was. a
might3 civil gentleman.


!o &onn a they returned homp, m_ .rri.
a.' waq concludiie.. Ah'imt a montli l.'t-er-
ward,. Blue Beard ei'd his lrii', that lie wa-I
obliied to tuk, a riiintrv Jiuurn.'y for '.x
wc'ks at I'ast, ab,..ul .ial;r ulf very crcat
consequences, de.iriihu i'r t.o hii ab.enr, nil for h.'r ri'emitil. and a iaiquam-
tance, carry thtrii ii,' 'h, Couiintr., if ie
pleased, .nud mak'* ,p.Ld ii,_'r whrr-'rer i'
S was: f Hete (said ti') art the keci of Ithe
two great wardrobt-, whereiu I han.' my bi.-t
furniture; their art of mny ,ilyer and gold
plate, which iz not e 'r' day in use : th,.e-
op.en mYn strong bfxe' which hnld my money),
*bath fgoltl' and silIer ; the,'e my caskets of
jewels ; and this is the niater-key to all my
apartments : but for thii little' one here, it M




the key of the closet at the end of fl iit.,
gallery on the ground-floor. Open them .11',
go into all and every one, except that litt:-
closet, which I forbid you, and forbid it iI,
iach a manner, that if you happen to open it
there is nothing but what you may,..pcf t
from my just anger and ie;entrneit." 'Stli
prmi, d to ob.rrve ,;\a,'tlt whatever he hail
ordered when he, after hiding enibFaced
hrr. tot into his coach, and went on hil
jJIrne .
Her niigihbourir anti good Friendi did not
;tit to he -ent for by thi new inirried lady,
'4 great was their impatitce ti wi-e all the rich
furniture of her house. not daring to comip
w while her husband wa, there, brcaiiuse, of hi
blue beard, which ftrihtt'n,'d them. They ran
throutih all th"h roorn-, clo'et,, anti waidrobes,
which were all so rich and fine that they &-em-
ed to -urpasi one another. After. that, they
went up into the two great roofns, where
were Ihe be'-t and rirheit -furniture; they
could not -uiliciently admire the number alt|
beauty of the tappitry, bedi, couche,, cabi-
netie;, standis, tJabIles, and lookina.gla-.es, in
which youI might see yourself from head to
foot ; sonie of them were framed xhl glass,
others with j ilv<-r, il.tin and ,ildedt -the tinmt
anid nio-t niiLi(ceiint ever *een. They i
not to e\tol anl einvy the haipjines-s of-.Cli



friend, %% ho in (he meaii time no wai, ult rd
htruelf in looking pnit1, all Ifhee rich Iltin-',
because of the impaitirnc Ahe had to go :ind
open the closet on the ,rounil-floor. she
via. so much preed h1 her curio-ity, that,
without conlidcrinl tiiat it iia very ueijI il
to lea~e her cormpani, The dn w tld.iwii .i little
back stair-rase, and with snch t-cu-r'e hate
that .he had (iire or thrice like to arfe
broken her neck.
Being come to the cloiel-door, she nimade a
stop for some lime, thinking ipui her Ihu--
baud', order1, and con'iilcrniu l what unhap-
pines. miiht attend her i"f he i-a dicoCver'dl,
but the temptation wdas o strong 'he iuiild
not overcome h ; she took thin the little key,
and opened it tremhbling; hut could nut at
4irst see any -thing plainly becdu-e the % in-
dons were shut. After 'onie inuments she
began to perceive that the floor wva all covered


over with clotted blood, on which lay the
bodies of several dead women ranged against
the walls; these were all the wives whom
Blue Beard had married and murdered one
after another.) She thought she should have
died for fear, and the key, which she pulled
out of the lock, fell oat of her hand.
After having somewhat recovered her sur-.
prise, she took up the key, lucked the door,
and went up stairs into her chamber to reco-
ver herself; but she could not, 4o much was
she frightened. Having observed that the key
of the closet was stained ith hlo.)d, *.lihe tried
two or three times to wipe it off, but the
blood would not come oit : in vain did sho
wash it, and even rut. it wiih .uoap and sand,
the blood still remainiiid, f,r the key wa% a
fairy, and she couldnetver make it quite i-lean;
when the blood was gone otf fr om ou:ji.4, ie.
can1e a.'ain '.in the otli-r.
Bli<- '. .i.rd return-'d rtom his j.aurn') rthe
aiP.1e eveni,, andsail he hail receiveJ let..
..r. II)umiT tie road, iil'finii himfli that the,
aii Aci hie wfit about i. a. ended t' lhis aiiv.n...;
tag:.." I -i wi', -lid aill ,hc rould to :couvinca:.
.iii h w (-_;V'nely *,i dld olf his reture..
,Nr fli )vriiin hr a.-k. 1 hir Ir (tF',' I.%\ Whit-h
nihi ^ VL I- IT, r ut u ithi 411VI i I- jh3t hc .-.i.dy guesso-d % hat hadl halipeMed.
I1 'it (.*,Jid he) i, not ri,. key 1e my closet

Among the reNt '" I must certainly (an-
sctrerd she) hare left it ab.,ve upon the table."
Fail not (&aid Blue BeardN) to bring it me
p pr.;en| tly." 2.
AJt&r several coin'.. hatkwards `and for
war44rthe was forced to brine him the key.:
Bluae Beard, harin e-nr a:triatirvely con.-idtr-
ed it, said t.) hi, wife. flow comes this
blood upon the ke)." I do not know,'"
cried the poor Monwan, paler than death.
IYoi do not knowr (replied Blue Beard;) I
ret ry weJI know, von was re olved to go into
th.00lo.rt, wa .ou not? mighty well, madam,
you shall go iu and take jour place among
the ladies you saw there."
Upon this she threw herselfat her husband';
feet, and begged hiA pardon with all the signs
tf a true repentance, and promised that she
.tuh lOver more be disuobtdient. She would
htire ifeitej a rock, so beaurilfil anasorrowful
whiA she: hut Bllue Bardfi had a heart harder
tfh. *ant' rock. You mn-.t die, maldmin,
(srd he) arind that.pre-entli." "Sincel iuu-4
*dejanswer.d lhe, looking upon him %ith her
ieye. all fult'id in (ear') giie me some little.
time ito *,a m pra erC." -' 1 give you ( re-
plied li'ln Bc-iArd) half a quarter of an huur,
ba t not owu i mtien'it niore.'"
Whi'ci, ;i,' 3 us ial me. she called out It) her
,idter, anld .., to her, Sa,-ter Anne (lor


that was her name) go up, I be- Iou, upo,*
the top of the tower, and louk it my brotheij.;
are coming: they promii.rd me that they
SMiuld come to-day, and ii yo, s661 them, 41%0
them a sign to make haste." Her sister An it,
,r ent upon the top of the tow er, aid the ti.or
aillicted wife cried out front tinice to time,
" Anne, sister Anne, do you ece any one
coming ?" and sister Anne said, 1 1 see no.-
thing but the'-sun, which makes a dust, aiud
the grass, which looks green."
In the mean while Blue leard, holding a
great scimitar in his hand, cried out a; loud
a, he could bawl to his wifee, Come down
instantly, or I will come uip to you." COu-
moment longer, if you ipe.ia.,' . iJ hii wife
aim.l then she cried out very ,ol'ly, Anii,
-i'rer Anne, dost thou see iny body cominI?"
Sister Anne answered, I iee nothing but
the sun, which makes a duit, and the gras
looking green." Come down ,quickly,
(cried Blue Beard) or I will come up to 'pou."
I [ am coming," answered his % if. : and thbn
she cried, "Anne, sister Anne, dost thv,
see any one coming?" I sec (replied sister
Anne) a great dust which comes t.,n ihis t do
here." Are thry my brothers :"- "-lazd !
no, my dear sister, I see a dock of iheepi"
\ Will you not come do%&n?" crird Bluen
Beard. One mometucnt louer," aiid hii wile ;

and lb>'n she cried out "Annre, sister Ann4
dooi tho.i see an. Imilv cominl ?" '"I I ncc
(,aid she) two hors.emcn coming, but the a;re
a great way ofi." I-God be praised (replied

the poo) n ife, j),} fully) they are my brotherr'"
"I a m1akinig them a io, a, i.ll ai I ran,
rrfir tlim 1o make h4te." 'Then Blue Beard
bavled out -o loud, that hie made the whulu
hoiise trrnible.
The dilre%-ed % ife came dlon n, and threti
her-&'. at hi' lect, all ii, tar,. with her hair
about her shIouiilder. L Thi, -ignitiic- nothing
(sai-, Blue Beard) you mu't die '' T-I:j takin
hold of her hair w ith one hand, ani iiili up
his 'c inmitar with the other, he wa,, -wrin-g to
take off her htad. The poor ;;iiles liaiiig about to hin, ad luuLiuknl at hia

with dying eyes, desired him to afford her
one little moment to recollect herself. "No,
no (said he) recommend thy,.rlf to God :" and
he was just ready to strike At this verv
instant there was such a loud knocking at the
gate, that Blue Beard made a sudden stop.
The gate was opened, and presenrtly entered
two horsemen, who, drawing their wordQ,
ran directly to Blue Beard. Hie knew them
to be his wife's brother., one a draoon, Ihe
other a mun-queteer: so that he tan imme-
diately to save himeif; but the two brother;
pursued so close, that they overtook him before
be could get to the ,teps of the porch, when
they ran their 'nords through his body, and
left him dead.
The poor wife was almost as dead as her
husband, and had not strength enough to ri'e
and welcome her brothers. Blue Beard had
no heirs, and so his wife became mi'tres of
all his estate. She made nse of one part of it
to marry her sister Anne to a young gentle-
nian who had lovd her a long while : another
part to buy captains' commissions 'ir her bro-
thers; and the ret to marry herself to avery
worthy gentleman, who made htlr forget the
ill time she passed with Blue Beard.



T HERE was a Kin: who h3d three son%.
but bin Ieirrful that the) holdd desire tlI
reign befrori'e hisi death, he c.ied reports it hbi
spread that they wanted to deprive him of hih

trown. The King found himself old, but his
Capacity for government no Waj s decayed;
and, as he did not chase to resign his crow,
he thought to amuse his sons by promises.
To this end, he took them into his closet,
and told them, his age would not allow him
to apply himself to the public affairs as usual,
and as he must resign his crown to one of
them, he hoped they w oald endeaVor to please
him for such a present: hlie fished for a little
dog to keep him company in his retirement,
and promised, without regard to their age,
lihat hlie who procured the most beautiful,
should be his heir.
The three Princei were surprised at their
father' desire fur a little dog. However,
they took their leave otf the King, who gave
them money and jewels, and ordered them
to return that day twchle-muinths.
They took dilt'ercrnt road5 without any at-
t(endant',. The too eldeit had many adien-
ture, vlwhich 1 _liall p.Li over, andi speak only
of the .ounIe>t, who uai a southh of firfe
shape, bright part', and brave, teen to a
* fault. IHe kept travellin|g from place to place ;
and one night bting .,urpri,-.d in a largc forest
by a ,term of thunder, li,-hining, and rain, he
beheld a light at a di'tancc, arid made up to
it, in hopes of procuring a lodging, lie tfol.
lowed the Jigtit, and arrived at Lhe gate,4 of

Sfairy c.astle, all of massy gold, the reflection.
of which was what he saw at a distance.
Here he frmindl a deer's foot at the end of
a chain of diamonds, which he pulled, and

heard tie sound ol' a silver bell; he aiu norj
.-er-on, but'lt-.le hands appear.d. acli utof
nvhich helt a liglt ; aid finding hiinr,el puhcd
tn, he advanced, and heard two iwect voice

SWith unconcern behold these hLari,
And dread no false alarms ;
If you are sure you can withstaia
SThe force of beauty's charm ."

HIle oildd not believe he was invited m' kind
to sutlcr any injury, and therefore ie
throuh several apartments, the niJzniftirenct
4if which'*as incredible. He at la.t arric

in a beautiful room, where hi, saw an r'.s
chair make towards him, and the lire Lihdle
of itself. As the clothes h' ia!ad on were w rt
a fine shirt, and a robe of *7,.>ld brocade w ere
presented him; and he w.. o in dre..ed in
very fine clothes by these hand which he si-
lently admired. He was now conducted into
a spacious hall, richly fnrnihcd, there lie
saw in the paintings the stories of the mo;t
eminent cats.
In this place two cloth h ere laid with -old
plate, which, as he admired, hlie saw suing
cats come and place themsel ei upon a bench.
While he gazed at these with surprise, he saw
a little figure come forward in a veil of black
crape, led by two cats in black cloaks, with
swords by their sidei, and lfullowed by a num-
erous train ;,-some of' whom carried rat[, and
some mice, in traps and cages.
The figure in theblark veil came up to him,
and av it lifted up its veil he saw the prettiest
little White Cat he had everset his eyes on.-
' Prince,' said 'he, you are welcome I am
very happy to .ee you here.'-- Madam Pus,,'
replied lthe Prince, you are very genrieroum
to receive me so graciously : but you appear
tome to be a Cat of' extraordinary merit : for
the pomver ol" %ptech .ou enjoy, and this
stately castle you po-vs-s, are 'utlicient proofs
of it.' Prince,' aunwered the White Cat,


't desire you would forbear jyour compli-
ments ; for I am plain both in my discourse
and manners; but have a good heart.'
Supper was brought up; the hands set two
dishes of soup on the table, the one made of
pigeons, and the other of fat mice. The siaht
of the one, hindered the Priice from eat ivn:
of the other, fancying that the same cook
dresed both; vhich the White Cat t.ues;ed
at, assured him she had two kitchens, and
that he might eat of whatever was set before
him, anid be confident there were no rats nor
i.ce in any dish that was offered him. Alter
supper, he was entertained with the conver-
sation of the White Cat, and a dance by
twelve apes and cats in moorish habits. The
White Cat then bid htier guest a good night,
and the hands led him into an apartment
hung with tapestry, made of the vwiigs of
butterflies ; the bed was of'silk, and the
neatest he had ever seen.
In the morning he was presented sritb a
wooden horses and a gold saddle set %itl i
diamonds, tnd 'as desired to partake of the
diversion of buhnnting. The White Cat rod
vpon a beautiful ape, and having put off th
qeil, and put on a hat and feathers, look
rery fierce, and frightened all the mince tha
saw her. Never was there better sport


The cat out-ran the mice and rabbits, not
were tihe birds in much more security.

The thoughts of the Prince were so. bent
on bearing the White Cat company, th I b
did not think of his conniry and the'Jilt)e
dog. The year slipt away, free from care
and pain ; but the White Cat knew thbtime
he viai to return. Don't you know,' says
she, I ou have but three days to find a littlde
dog in, and that )our brothers have got some
ver line ones;' Thi' roused the Prince from
his lethargy: IBy what secret charm,'
cri.d he, I haie I lorgo th(lie only thing in ihe
world that is or the greatcnt importance to
me? \Where -hal I find a little dog beau-
tiful enouhlh to gain a kingdom D)o not
gritye,' said the % white Cat, I though i ou are
five hundred l(ca;uc from your lfathr's court

the wooden horse will carry you in leis than
twelve hours ; and take this acorn; in it is
a beautiful little (log, put it to your ear, and
you will hear it bark.' The P'riince obeyed,
heard it bark, and was transported with jo).
He thanked her a thousand times and tlook a
tender farewell.
Arrived at the castle, he found his brothers
were there before him, who were surprised
at his wooden horse, and an ugly turn-pit
'dog, that he led in a string. Their dogs
were indeed so very delicate, that the King
knew not in whose favor to declare, for they
were nearly equal in beauty; the youngest
Prince, however, soon put an end to th
dilkrence by opening the acorn which th
White Cat had given him, where they iaw
the most beautiful little dog; lying on cotton,
that ever eyes beheld. But the King was to
fond uf a crown to resign it for a little dog
and therefore desired they would go ag0ii
and find him a web of cloth; fine enough t
go through the eye of a small working needle
S They all three set out a second time, and th
S y-ung Prince, mounted his wooden hor
; returned to the castle of the White Cat, tl
d' oors of which he found open to receive hi
f The company of' the White Cat was
AiA g, thai lthe second year rolled ov
S bis'he d bd'ore he thought of seeking fir t



web or clolh ; but the White Cat, who wan
watchful of his interest, informed him the
time drew neir for his return, and presented
him with a walnut. In a few hours he
mounted an elegant chariot, drawn by twelve
white horses, which soou brought himn whic

the Noblei assembled, examining the webs of
cloth that hik brothel; had produced, and
whi"h were in vCr) fine as to 'be draWk with
(aie through the eye of a large needle.
Thl'e; Prince, atiter saluting his father and'
b. )ther, produced hi. waluut, which crack-
ina he found coijtined a %mall hazle nut,
ii hich acain enclosed a small acorn, wherein
%as faiiid a corn of wheat, and in that a
gr.iin of millet. Here the Prince began to bW
guubtful, aud was laughed at by his fattof

and all the courtiers, when crying, 0 White
'Cat, White Cat, thou hast deceived me "
lie felt the paw of a Cat on his hand, whirh
cr.itdhed him, and fetched the blood. fli
therefore opened the millet seed, and foi:!d .i
webWof cloth four hundred yards long, ai d
most bhiautit'ully p.iinti.. The needle v as
produierd, and the cloth put tlion.h it fii ,r
six times double. The King. turned ti hi;
children, told them, uolhinr. gave hi'iti .,
mu-h pleasure a. to lie sensible of the difc-
rence .they had fur him, and added, 'l'?ht
Stakes me deirous of putting you to a new
Trial. -Go another year aiid be that brini-
Sme the most beautiful daniel, sh.all4 marry
t her, and be crowned King.'
The three princes set out on their third
search, and our young hero returned again to
the White C'at, to whom he related the eL\ lt
of his late expedition, without repining at
lthe decree of hi% father.
I am pleased,' .aid the White Cat, that
4 in your account of think affair, you hate not
Sca-t an%- refhfftion on the King your fLthir,
S'whom it is your duty to obey. The v ay,'
said sh e, 'to obtain a crown, is to be 'irtu.
h ous, and to eunde.nour to deserve one.'
lie continued with the White Cat, and
spent hi hour. in in agreeable manner, tilt
., 'he Lime approached lor hii return, when on


la,, he and hi; little comfanio* wtre
alone, ,1e informMe him he must cut off her
head, and prtsented him a with knife for that -
purpose. The Prince remonstrated against
treating his fair friend in so cruel a manner;
but lIte in'isled upon it, adding, that he ad
J1o oilither means left to ierure hii future hkLp.
pines ; and the Prince, after a great deal of
per.sua'ion, waq ind ed to aEt as she cornm-
nianded ; but he hae no sooner .evered the
head from the body, than she changed into
the form of the mot beautiful virgin thateter

was -een, and returned with our young here
to-his fajthec' palace, where they m ere crown ..
ed sovereigns of lthe country,'rf by their
virtue and oortlqes, gained 0Ed'lose Ae ..
esteem of all theilkubjects, and 'lipd" mha.E'
,hAfr in the utmost pace aad harmony ...
h '. ;
,'* ? .*


Puss in Boots.

T H[ERE was a miller, who bad lefL 1o,
more estate to the three uwii- he had, haun
h will 1hisl as, and hiA cat. The partitioul
was sooo made ; neither the scrivener Uaw.,

attorney were sent for; they would'-son
have eaten up all the patrimony. The eldest
had the mill, the second the ass, aid the
youngest nothing but the cat.
Thle poor young fellow wai quite cozifort.-
less at having so poor a lot. My brothers
(said lhe) may get their living handsomely
enough, by joining their stocks together ;
but, for my part,.ht* I have eattu up umy
cat, and made me a-tnmiff of his'Skin, I must
dir with hunger.". The cat, who heard all
thi%, but made as if .hshedid not, said to him,'
mith a grave and serious air Do not thus
alfict yuarsell'f, mny good .ntter; you havA
nothing elke to do, but to ghve ma a tag, and
gel a pair of boots made for me, tl(htq.,"y
scamper through the dirt and hran&s6,uaiJ
you shall cc that you hate not so bad a por-
tion of me aq you imagine."
'rhmagh the cat's master l,'ot b".., ry,
much upon what he said, le had Ii.hoever
olten seen him play a great many Cunning
trikks, to catch raIS and mice; as whenhe
u'ed to hang by the heis, or bide himself' in
the meal, and make t0 if he were dead ; ko
thqt he did not toqggtet despair of his
' atrding him some .rn ep in his miserable con.-
dip4. When the u4.4ad"'hyh be asked for,
b aoted bin1e4Pvh allainy*,and pottuig
his bag about his neck, heheld Tetrings of

il in hit lore pawv;, ani we -t into a i-arrrn
,% here nas great abundance of rabbiti-. fie
pit bran and 'IIw thi'tle into hi; ha.z, anti
.,rvrtcbing him'ellf out at length ai if' h' had
been dead, he waited rur somnie yunt rabbit.,
not yet artqujined with thli deceit, of the
norld. to come andti rummniag hi- bag for what
he had put into if.
Scarce wa- he laid dowB, but h' had wh.it
he wanted ; a rah anl! fotliyh young rjhl)it
juminprd into his bag, and Monsiieur I'u-s iTi-
mediately drawing rior the strinCi, tu)k and
killed him i without pity. Proud of hi* prey,
he went with it to the palire, and a-kcl! to
speak with his miajvttv. He wai 'hewn up.,
stairs into the king'i apartment, and mniaking,
a low reverence, taid to hini, 'I haia bror-,ht
you, 5ir. a rahbil of the warren, u hich my

*ioble Lord, the Marquis of Carabas (for
that m-As the little which pus wa-i pleased to
give his mitler) ha_ coainmanded me to preitint
to your nlajiesty from him." "Tell thy mas-
fr saidl the king) that I thank him, and
that he does me a greatdeaJ or pleasure."
Another time hlie. nt and hid himself
among same standing 'corn, holdingM'stil his
bag open ; and when aibrace of partridges kMam
into it, hedrew the slrisgs, and se caught tfepi
boih. He went and made a present of them
to the king, au he had: done before' of' the
rabbit which he had took in the warraet. Tho
king, in like mariner, received the partridpgA
with great pleasure, and ordered him scR.t.
none) to drink. P?,
The cat 4-ontinued for twNo or fhiee motew
thus to carry hi, manesty, from time. Ltin
game of his master'% taking. Ogle day in-t p4
ticular, when he knew for aertadiffat.lbls we
to lake the air, alon, the ivermider iIh'hi "
daughter, tbhe most beautiful prinMss iA the.
world, he ;aid to his, mhter, i if. you a-iHll
follow my adv-ice, your fortuim. A made; you
havr njthin, else to do, but go Mand wash
yourself in the river, in that part I shall abew
you, and leave the resk to me." The Majvquii-
of ('arabas did' what, die cat advise ihim
#tbout knowing why or wherefore. -



WAhile he wag washing, the king pasied by,
and flit cat began to cry out as loud a; he
could, drielp, help, my f Lord Marqui- of
(ararbah is gomnu to be drowned." At this
Dui'e thie kin. piut his head out of the ciach-
window, and finding it wvas the cat irbo had
often brought him such :*ood amre, he conm-
manded his guard& to run immediately to the
a'sitance ol'f hi Lordhip the Marquis or
Card ba s.
While they were drawing the poor Marquis
out of the river, the cat came up to the coach,
aad told the king, that, *, While his master
was waihing, there came by some roguen, who
went off libh his clothes, tliou'gh he had cried
out thieves thieves! several time;, as loud as
hie coull." This cunning cat had hidden them
.puuder a great stone. The king immediately
commanded the officers of his wardnribe to
run aid fetch one of his be.t 3uits for the
Lord Marquis of Carabas.
The kin-- caressed him after a very extra-
ordinary manner; aid as (he line clothe' he
had given him extremely 4et od' hi- good iuiei
(for he W-.i rell-mide and sery handionie in
his person) the king's daughter took a secret
incliualiun to him, arid th,. Marqui. of Carabai
had. no sooner cast two or thre-e retpectl'ul
andi suomi'what tender glances, but he fell in
,vie with licr to distra tion. 'ihe king would

need, have him conim into the coach, and par-
take of lltir arinn. The cat quite ov:riu)l) ed
to see hi, project hegiri to ,uceeed, indrcIrd.
oil before, arnd eireting some countrymcil who
were ntoving a intUdow, lie said to them.
'- Good people9, oi whioare mowing, ifyou
do not tell thii kin,, that thie meadow 3, )
mnow beloi' lo) nmiy Lord Marquis of S.aralhas,-
3ou hall be (duppi i aa saall as hcrb, (O( thii
The king did not rail orasking of the mow-
ers, to whii thIe umeadow they were mowing
hlhjiiJ:ed ; "'ou my Lord Marquis ol Cara-
l).A," aH11i ered they altogether ; for the cat's
(throt, ha.I miad, thrm terribly afraid. V'eaou
-,'e, -ir (%aid the Marqui.) th, ik a niradqw
which ae.'-r iail: to )icld a plentiful lh.rIesti
every .ear." The mater cat, who winl %tgl.
oil before, nirt \ ith some reapers, -id said

to.themi, "GooDi people, you that are rebp-
inu, if iou do not tell the king, Uiat All this
-orn belongs to the Murrqni of Carabas, you
shall be chopped a., mniall as herbs .for.Ahe
pot.". /
The'ingz, who passed by a moment after,
would needi know to whom all that sorn,
which he then ,aw, iild belong ; L to my
Lord Maii- ofl'f.'araba%," replied the rea-
lprs ; and the kin- was very well pleased ith
it, as wriell a, the Mlarinis, whoiom he congra-
ildateld theriipon. TIhe matq'r cat, who
sent alaw8 lbefbie, said the anmc 1ornls to
ali he mit- : and the king a, a, tonished at
the'vast estates of my Lord the Marquis of
Ca rabas.
tonwiieur PuN_ came at la4 to stalely ras-
tVe, the waster of which was an (;erV. the
icrhr- that had ever beenri known for all the
landi. which the king had then ,jine oter he-
J,,iig,,, lIs h ihi' castle, to him. lihe rat,
wh.o had taken care to inform himn'elf %ho
t,;'ti Ogre wai, and what he could do, a,krd
t') 'pi.ik to hini, bajing, "he could not pjas
l' near bthe castle without having the hIonur
pf pa'vioiz his re-pects to him."
'Th tOgre rreoivdl him a- ci'illy as an
9.re could do, and ipade hinm sit down. 't
fhape b'. n 1,,ireil faid ihe cat)that on have
tBhe gilt of being ablle to chare s otuur'elf into


all sorts of creatures you hg a jnmind in ;
you crn, for example, transform yourself in-
to a lion, or elephaiit,.,aud the like.- "Thig
i, true (answered the (Qre very briskly) and
to convince you, ) oJ skall ee mIe now become
a lion." Puss wan s sadly terrified t the
icht of a lion so nev him, that he immnie-
diately got into the gtter, not v without alqnu-
dance of trouble anild 'danger, because of .his
boots, which were of ho use at. 411 to him in
walking upon tle tiles. A little while after,
when pus% saw that the Ogre had resumed his
natural form, he came down, and owned he
had been very much frightened.
I have been io>reower informed (said .the
cat) but I know not how to believe it, that
you harvr al.o the power to take upon you the
shape of the -rmallest animals ; for esxamplp,
to change yourself into a rat or a mouse; but
I must IownI to you, I take this tii be impos-
lniiposiIblr! (cried the Ogre) you shall
SPe that presenlly," and at the same time chan.
ged himcwlf inta a mou-e, and began to run
adout the floor. Puss no sooner perceived
this, but he fell upon him and eat him up.
NicanwIile the king, who saw, as he pms-
sed, htis line cailte of the Ogre, had a mind
to gu into it. Puss, who heard the noise of



hii majcity'4 coach inning over the draw- .
bridge, ran ont, and said to thie king, "your
mnajc.ety i6 welcome to this catle of my Lord
Manquis of Carabaa.!-' What, my Lord
Marquis (cried the kin_) and does thi catfle
alikt belong to you ? There can he nothing
finer than this court, and all the atately
buildings which supround it ; let us go into
it if you please." The Marqui', gave hisk
hand to the princess, andi followed the king,
who went up first. They passed into a spia-
tions hall, where they found a tagnifirent
collation, which the Ogre had prepared fur
bid friends, who %ere that iery day to viil
him, but dared not to enlte, knowing the
kithg was there. His majesty Aar perfectly
rt.rrmed with the good qnalitie4 of my Lord
'bnbf ui. of Carahmas, as was his dalaghter, who
was fallen violently in love with bim; andi


seeing the vast estate he po'-essed, said to him,
after having drank liveorsix glsx I It will
beowing ro yourself only, my Lowrd Marqitp,
if you are not my son-inB.law." The Mvgqbis,
in.,king several low bows, accepted the honor
vhichli his majesty conferred upon hjit,,and
1f.rthwith, that very same day, married 4he
princess. . ;
Puss became a great lord, and ueTq ".
after icec any more, only for hii .diveruif .'



OFT has it been my lot to mark
A proud, conceited, talking Npark,
With eyes, that hardly served at nimost
To guard their niater'gainst a post, S
Yet round the world the blade has been
To see whatever could be seeu.
Returning from hi, tinishli'd tour,
Grown ten times perter than before,
Whatetcr word you chance to drop,
The iravell'd tfool your mouth will stop,
Sir, if my judgment you'll allow -
"I'veseen and sure I ought to know" -
So begs you'd payadAwe iuhmrisioII,
And acquiesce im is decision.
Two traveller a:-such a east,
As o'er Arabiat, wl44- they 4att,
As on their waj, fii friend) chat,
Now talk'd of thi. and then of that,
Disl-our-'d awhile'-moHungst olhr matter,
Of the Canieleon's wd*. and nature, "
A stranger ainmalc' crie. one,
Sure never liv'd beneath the uiin :
"L A liz.ard'- body., lean aud lunit, .
S A fil4', beadil, a serpent-% to,,ne,
f* It, tooth 'A ilh triple claw dij.-,ii'd ;
wAud. hat a length of tail behind! f
1 '!|i l.**I

1 flow slow ilt pace and then i4s hue-
4" Who ever sa% so fine a blue?"
Hold there," (tihe other quick replies,
'4 'Ti. green I saw i with thee eyes,
1 As late Aith open mouth it lay,
Andi warni'd it in the sunny ray ;
Stretcih'd at its ca'e the beast I view'd,
And .atf it eat Iher air for food." V
I've Ieeu it, Sir, as well a; yon.
And must azain affirm it blue.
At leisure I the bea,'t surveyed
Extended in the cooliug bhade"'
'"- 'is reen, 'ti, green, Sir, I asiure ye."-
Green !'" *'rie the other in a fury -
\Vhi, Sir d've think I've lost my eyes ?"
J 'Tier' no great lo0s," the Iriend replies,
For, it' they always serve you thu,,
You'll find them but of little use.'"
So high at last the contest rose,
From words they almno't came to blows;
When luckily came by a third
To himni the question they) referred ;
And hegg'd he'd tell "term, if he knew,
VWhether the thing wa'; green or blue.
"Sirs," crieTs the umpire, "ceaseyourpolhef.
r ['he creature's either onte nor t'other. /
I caught the animal lasl night I *y/
And view'd it o'er by candle lighL! ". 5

4 Lmnark'd it well -'twas black as jct-
"1 You stare- hut Sir., I've got it yet,
"And can produce it."--Pray, Sir, d,:
f" I'll lay my life lie thbin., is blue." -
" And I'll be .worn, that when vou've ;r('en
" The reptile, )ou'llI pronounce him grei-n."
SWell tht'n, at once to ease the doubt,"
Replie' ilie man, "I'll turn him out:
t, And, wh'n befolure votir eyes I've set him,
& If you don't find him black I'll eat him."
Hlie .jid : flitri full before their i.ht
Pioduc'd the beast, and lo! 'twas white.


!] \' PV~ilp.Rre, Printer, Bl'oadu~ad, E~rrti,.


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