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There were once two
little girls called Snow-
white and Rose-red. They
lived with their widow
mother in a little cottage,
and on the porch grew
rose trees, a red and a
white, and that was how
they got their names.
Snow-white and Rose-red
were both good and loving
and they- made friends
with everything and everybody.
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One winter's night there was a knock at the door, and on
opening it they found a big Bear. The children were frightened at
first, but the Bear spoke gently and said he only wished to
warm himself. So then they invited him in and swept the
snow off his coat. After that they became so fond of him
that he came every evening and stayed all night the whole
of the Winter. But when the Spring came the Bear said he
must go and guard his treasure which, as soon as the ground
had thawed, a wicked Dwarf would try to steal. One day
soon after this, the children saw a funny little man
chopping a tree, but his beard had got fixed
into the trunk and he was
vainly trying to free it.
They did their best to H
help him, and at last -
Rose-red cut off a
little bit of his
beard and so released
him. However, the
Dwarf instead of being
grateful called them r )
ugly names, and pick-k
ing up a bag full, of
gold which was
lying between, tb4 :
roots of the
tree, walked off .,
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The wicked little Dwarf.
grumbling. Not long afterwards
as Snow-white and Rose-red
Were going fishing they saw
something jumping up
and down on the bank.
As they came nearer
they saw that it was the Dwarf.
They warned him that if he
jumped about like that he would
SI tumble into the water. "Stupids,"
the Dwarf cried out, "don't you
.... see that I can't help myself."
j,,.^;...A.. nd then the sisters noticed
r that the little man was fishing,
and that his beard was entangled
in the line. A fish was at the
other end and it would have
drawn him into the river if the children had not gone to his
assistance; they could not loosen his beard so they had to
cut it again. The little man was dreadfully angry and
picking up a bag of pearls which lay close by he marched
off without a word of thanks. Another day the sisters were
crossing a common when they heard piercing screams.
They went to see what was the matter and found a dreadful
eagle and the Dwarf. The eagle was carrying him away.
The kind little girls tugged at him with all their might, and
at last the fierce bird let go.
"You horrid, careless children,"
grumbled the little man,
"how you have torn my
coat." Then he hurried
off carrying a bag of
precious stones and
calling out unkind
things. As Snow-
white and Rose red
were returning they
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Dwarf again, not seeing anybody about, he had emptied out
of his sack a lot of jewels. The children stopped to admire
the glistening treasures, but as soon as the Dwarf noticed
them he flew into a terrible passion. As he was screaming
with rage a Bear rushed out of the forest. The Dwarf was
so much frightened that he ran away, and, when the Bear
overtook him, fell down on his knees. "Spare me, my dear
Lord Bear," he cried, "if you want something to eat, why eat
those children, they are very fat." But the Bear knocked
the Dwarf down and killed him. Then he turned to the
sisters, who were running away, and called out: "Come back,
Snow-white and Rose-red, don't
syou know me?" The little girls
turned found for they knew
the voice to be that of
their dear Bear, but what
they saw was not a Bear,
but a young Prince.
"At last," said the Prince, "I am
A Lrestored to my proper form, the
wicked Dwarf compelled me to
wander about .as a Bear, now I am
Free once more." So they were
The little Dwarf and the big Bear.
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all very happy and went home together. And Snow-white
married the Bear Prince, and Rose-red his brother. And
their mother went to live with them in a beautiful Palace
all over which red and white roses were growing.
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