Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 Puss in boots
 Whittington and his cat
 Jack and the bean-stalk
 The three bears
 Aladdin and the wonderful lamp
 Jack the giant killer
 Beauty and the beast
 Back Cover

Title: Favourite tales for the nursery
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 Material Information
Title: Favourite tales for the nursery
Uniform Title: Cinderella
Beauty and the beast
Puss in Boots
Whittington and his cat
Jack the Giant-Killer
Goldilocks and the three bears
Alternate Title: Jack and the bean-stalk
Physical Description: 127 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Thomas Nelson & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
Place of Publication: London ;
Edinburgh ;
New York
Publication Date: 1888
Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1888   ( lcsh )
Family stories -- 1888   ( local )
Bldn -- 1888
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Family stories   ( local )
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
Scotland -- Edinburgh
United States -- New York -- New York
Statement of Responsibility: with numerous pictures and picture pages.
General Note: Added title page, engraved.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055807
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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notis - ALG6399
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
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    Title Page
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    Table of Contents
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    Puss in boots
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    Whittington and his cat
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    Jack and the bean-stalk
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    The three bears
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    Aladdin and the wonderful lamp
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"Jack saw an enormsouts giant dragging along b3y their hair
a handsome kigm"ht and his beautiful lady."




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Mr. B., with his wife and his son, went one day
To take a short stroll, and a visit to 1ay."







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PUSS IN BOOTS, ... ... ... ... ... 9

CINDERELLA, ... ... ... ... ... .. 29

WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT, ... ... ... ... ... 40

JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK, ... ... ... ... .. 52

THE THREE BEARS, ... ... ... ... ... .. 64


JACK THE GIANT KILLER, ...... ... ... 86

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,. ... ... ... .. ... 102



N Brittany, and in the olden times, there lived a miller, who
had an old tumble-down mill on an eminence, near to the
reedy shore of a winding river; and by his own hard work
and the help of his three lads he contrived to pick up just
sufficient to keep him from utter starvation; but one bright
autumn season he died, and left all that belonged to him to
be divided amongst his three sons as he directed-namely,
the mill to the eldest son, the donkey to the second son, and
"Michau," the cat, to the youngest. The old man ordered
things in this way because he feared, if the lawyers were called
in to divide the property, they would seize all for themselves,
down to the last thistle that grew on the side of the hill.
The two fellows who had the mill and the donkey were
contented enough, but the youngest son grumbled without
ceasing; and one evening, whilst the brothers were reaping
down the water flags to thatch the hovel at the mill, and the
cat was seated on a broken chair watching a mouse-hole in


the next corner, he began to cry, thinking how hardly he
was used.
If my brothers join together," said he, they may manage
pretty well, for the mill cannot go on without the ass, and
the ass cannot gain his master bread and cheese without the
mill; but what am I to do with my cat ? He may eat mice
and do well for himself, but what is the use of a cat to me ?"

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Here he put his face into his hands, and would have cried
bitterly, but the cat stared at him for a few seconds, and
then stood upright, whilst his eyes flamed and looked twice
as large as before, and every hair upon his body stood out as
stiff as the prickles of a hedgehog, and to his alarm the cat
spoke and addressed him in these words:-
"What is the use of a cat to you ?-do you think I am
worth nothing more whilst I am living than to hunt mice
and sleep in the sunshine ? And do you think I shall be of
no more service when I am dead than to find you a fur cap


for your head in the winter ? Listen to me, and I will tell
you something worth hearing. You must go up into the
back garret, and there in a nick between the boards of the
floor close to the landing, you will find a tenpenny piece,
which has lain there ever since the siege of Calais. With
that you must hie away over the common to Master Robert,



the shoemaker, and you must procure me a pair of boots to
the measure of my hinder feet; and you must procure me a
linen bag, two feet deep, with strings of tape: and when I
have the boots, and can go through the mire and the brambles
without wetting my feet, you shall find that you have a
chance of being better off in the world than either of your
Now if ever there was a clever cat in the world it was


Michau. He would pretend to be fast asleep whilst the rats
and mice were running over his back; and at times he would
dip his face in the meal-tub, and stand upon his head with
his legs upright against the wall in the lumber closet, just as
if he were a dead cat hung up by the heels; and so he would
snap up the foolish mice, which did not understand such drol-
leries. So the boy Robin believed all the cat said, and took
the coin, and procured the boots to the measure of the cat's
hinder feet; and beautiful boots they were, made of fine
leather, with silken tassels in the front, and yellow heels.
The cat purred with delight as he pulled on the boots,
which fitted to a nicety; and when he held the bag in his
paws and strutted about the kitchen floor, with his tail
swinging from side to side with conceit and bravery, his
young master could not help noticing that puss was about to
do something that would be very surprising. That night
puss slept in the boots, with the linen bag for a pillow, and
the next morning very early he slipped away unperceived,
and along by the hill-side to a rabbit-warren; and the
rabbits were out in the dewy grass, nibbling the tall nettles
and feeding upon the green herbs, which were deliciously
tender in that situation. Michau put some .bran and some
tops of young parsley into his bag, then he laid the mouth
of the bag wide open, and holding the long strings, he
stretched himself out upon the grass, and seemed to be as
dead as a brick. After he had lain till he was nearly tired


of waiting, two fine rabbits went that way, and very much
startled they were to see the cat lying there; but they con-
sulted together, and made up their minds it was some wicked
dead cat that had been killed by a crossbow for running after
the game in the royal plantations. They smelt the bran and
parsley, and liked the chance of such nice things, but still
they were cautious; only the patient cat lay as still as could
be, though the morning dew bathed his whiskers and his fur
coat, and made him thrill with the coldness of the early day.


At last they grew bolder and nibbled at the bait; first they
ate what lay at the mouth of the bag, then they walked
inside to finish the meal; and then puss, who had one eye a
little bit open, pulled the strings tight and secured them as
prisoners. With a sharp bite at the back of the neck he
killed them, and turning the prize over his shoulders, he
hastened away to the king's palace, which was about a mile off.
Knocking at the door of the palace-yard, a soldier of the
royal guard opened the door; he was armed with a shining


sabre, and he had a black moustache on his upper lip, and'he'
was exceedingly angry with .the. cat, and asked him what he
Meant by kicking up such a disturbance.
"I wish to see the king," said Michau.
You see the king !" said the guard; unless yoif scamper
off directly, I will order the kitchen-boys to scourge you ten
times, round the court-yard, and I will throw- you into the
draw-well afterwards."
The cat was not to be daunted.
"I must see the king," he replied, for I- bring him presents
from my Lord the Marquis of Carabas!"
The king, who was shaving himself at the chamber win-
dow, told the groom of the chamber to put his head out of
the gallery window and see what the cat in boots wanted;
and when the name of the Lord Marquis of Carabas was
mentioned, the king ordered the cat 'to be admitted, into the
palace hall; and he hastened with his toilet, and never stayed
to drink his chocolate, but went in his very best velvet robes
into the audience-chamber. Puss was then conducted into
the royal presence. The cat made a profound obeisance to
the king, and bowed politely to the courtiers who surrounded
the throne, and said,-
Illustrious sire I have brought you a brace of fine fresh
rabbits, from the warrens of my Lord the Marquis of Carabas,
who commanded me to lay them at your feet, with the as-
surance of his respect."



(The catinvented the name of the Marquis of Carabas "
just for the fun of the thing.)
The king was fond of rabbit pie, and he graciously replied:
Tell the Lord Marquis of Carabas that I accept of his
present, which is most welcome, and say I am greatly obliged
to him."
The cat was then shown into tl{e kitchen, where he drank
his cup of milk before the large fire, and amused the fat cook
with his humorous tales. A day or two afterwards the cat
went into a hiding-place in the corn stubble, and there he
had the good 'luck to bag a brace of partridges, which he
carried at once to the palace. At once he was shown into


the king's presence, although his majesty, who was a widower,
was' dining with the queen of Majorca at the same time.
The king sent a pair of perfumed gloves to the "Lord Mar-
quis of Carabas," and ordered the cat to have refreshments
in the larder, where he made so much merriment, and per-
formed such a droll dance in his yellow-heeled boots, that
one of the kitchen-boys went into fits with laughing, and the
chamber-maids all left their work and crowded to join in the
merriment. So he carried game to the palace from the sup-
posed marquis at least one day in every week.
Now, when the cat amused the servants in the great
kitchen of the palace, it was not from foolishness that Michau
played the drolleries off so well, but there was a meaning in
it; for the servants spoke freely before him, and in the
course of kitchen talk the chief laundress told one of her
laundry-maids not to be idling by the fire, but to heat the
irons, and finish up the beautiful lace for the morrow; for
the king's only daughter, the Princess Dolabella, intended to
take a drive over the country, along by the river-side, on the
following morning; and hearing this, puss took his boots from
off the edge of the fender and rolled up his game-bag, and
wished them all a "good-day, and God's blessing upon them."
Next morning, at the right time, puss awoke his young
master, and said to him:-
"Come along. If you follow me your fortune is made."
The youth Robin rubbed his eyes and shook off sleep, and


dressed himself, and they hurried away unknown to the two
other brothers, who were snoring fast asleep in their miser-
able cock-loft, where, in truth, the poultry roosted along with
them. Arriving at a shallow, wide part of the river, near
the highway, Michau said:-
Here, strip immediately, and go into the river till the
water is up to your chin, and stay there till I tell you to
come out again."
Robin shivered at the thought, for he was cold and fasting,
not having eaten so much as a piece of hard cheese from the
sunset of the last evening.
"Come," said the cat in the boots, "no delay! into the.
water you shall go."
So he did as he was desired, and whilst he paddled about,
making all sorts of wry faces because of the stones and
hindrances at the bottom of the river, the carriage of the
king passed that way;. and puss put his two paws to his
cheeks, and stood upright till his tail stood out like a drum-
stick, and he bawled:-
Help for mercy, help Help! my good people, the right
noble the Lord Marquis of Carabas is in danger of drowning !
Help i help help "
The king, who was a very kind sort of an old gentleman,
put his head through the open window of the marriage when
he heard such piercing cries; and when he saw'his friend
Michau, and heard the name of the person who was in



danger, hQ told his footmen to go down from the carriage,
and to 'run as fast as legs could carry them to the assistance
of the Lord Marquis of Carabas." The men went into the
water, and released the marquis from the mud, and they
were rather surprised to find such a country-looking fellow in
place of the fine courtly gentleman they expected to see; but
while they were busy wiping him from top to toe, and brush-
ing off the cockle-shells, the cat went to the window of the
king's carriage, and after shaking hands with him, said that
his master, the noble marquis, was bathing, and some rascals
had stolen his clothes as they lay upon the river-side; though
the truth was, puss had hidden the ragged old tatters under
a broken millstone. The king said he would surely punish
those thieves if he could find them; and he ordered his under
chamberlain to go off to the palace, and to ask the groom of
chamberlain to go off to the palace, and to ask the groom of


the wardrobe for a fine gray suit embroidered with silver,
plumed hat, ruff, cloak of velvet, and Spanish boots, all com-
plete, with a costly rapier, and an embroidered kerchief.
The officer soon returned, and presented the shivering mar-
quis, in the king's name, with the handsome suit; and step-.
ping behind the willows for ten minutes, with the cat's.

assistance, Robin appeared a perfect gentleman. Of course
he was conducted to the carriage, where he tendered his
thanks in as few words as possible. The Princess Dolabella
was taken with his appearance; and for his part, when he
looked at the princess, who was the prettiest girl that ever
set a pair of blue eyes upon a simple gentleman, he was


quite in love with her. The king insisted upon having the
genteel marquis for his travelling companion; so the fir
lady drew aside her laced train that he might sit opposite to
her. The three looked at each other amiably, and made signs,
which they pretended to understand as good as .words; but
the fact was, the rumble-jumble of the carriage wheels, and
the prancing of the steeds of the household guards, put a
stop to all conversation.
The puss was much pleased at the good turn things were
now taking, so he ran on as fast as could be to a field where
many reapers were at work in the burning sunshine, for now
it was about noon.
"Harkee !" said the cat, and mind, good husbandmen, if
the king's carriage comes this way, and he inquires whose
fields are these, you must .Ay they belong to the Lord
Marquis of Carabas. If. you !i t r my command, you will be
gibbeted on yonder-trees, by the order of the noble marquis."
The king, who was a good fIer, and very curious into
the bargain, put his, head out of the window whilst the car-
riage went slowly up a gravelly hill, and did not fail to ask
the reapers to whom the field belonged,
"To my Lord Marquis of Carabas," old and young men
Cried out together, fearing the punishment with which the cat
had threatened them .
"Upon my word," said the king, "a fine field of corn,
indeed, my dear marquis."


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"I hope," said Robin (who will henceforth be called the.
Marquis- of Carabas),' I shall have more produce from that
field than I received the last five years; for it paid me just.
7 what I laid out upon it, and not a groat, more."
Puss hurried odn to a field half a mile away, and addressed
other' labourers who were binding sheaves of .corn, to whom
he said as before, with the same threat if they dared to
disobey him.
"My fine fellows," sad Michati, "if you do not tell the


king that this field belongs to my Lord Marquis of Carabas,
you shall be chopped up as small as mince-meat."
The inquisitive monarch put his head out of the window
of the carriage, which was moving slowly in a deep lane, and
he asked who was the owner of the field, surveying the field
and the men through his golden spectacles. They answered
glibly enough,-
This field, your majesty, belongs to my Lord Marquis of
An echo from the rocks that were near took up the sound
and drawled distinctly, "Marquis of Carabas." The king
again turned to the marquis, and said he was pleased that
God and fine weather so prospered his grain.
"I never took any trouble with that corn-field," said the
marquis, "and see what an abundant crop is there contained;
it is almost a miracle."
On went the cat, his head busily at work the while, to
bring the marquis's fortune to a happy change.
Near at hand, in a lovely valley, watered by the same river
in which the marquis had shivered a while ago, and sur-
rounded by green meadows as fresh and as smooth as a
garden lawn, with its massive drawbridge, and windows
which flashed in the sunshine, its garden-terraces, statues,
and its lofty embattled towers, capped with brazen pinnacles,
crested with glittering heads of dragons, griffins, and sea
monsters, stood the castle of the richest ogre that ever was


known, and all those corn-fields which the busy king had
seen belonged to him. The cat stopped at a cottage upon
the road, and from an old woman there he learned much'
about the ogre and his singular ways. So puss boldly
stepped upon the drawbridge, plied the great knocker at the
porch, and when the door was opened he asked to see the
ogre himself. The cat bowed so nicely, and spoke so like a
gentleman, the servant showed him at once into the ogre's
private apartment, which was a large room, the walls of
which were hung with the shaggy skins of wild beasts.
"Excuse me, sir," said Michau; I am a stranger in these
parts, but having been well received by many persons of good
estate and high rank during the" five years I have travelled
in Europe, and having heard much of your grandeur, honour,
and hospitality, I could not pass by your magnificent mansion
without paying my profound respects to you."
The ogre was staggered by such fine compliments, and
received the cat as well as an ogre could do, and asked the
cat to sit down and take some luncheon.
"I will rest myself," said the cat, "but I decline food,
having breakfasted so recently with the king of the next
domain, and the lovely Princess Dolabella."
"Oh said the ogre, with a vacant stare, judging Michau
to be a traveller of high degree, "have you heard much of
me? "
"Yes," said the cat; "yes" (playing with the tip of his


own tail), "I have been told that you have the gift of chang-
ing yourself from your own shape into the shapes of all
kinds of animals, such as elephants, lions, and tigers."
"All right," said the ogre, crossing his huge legs, and
folding his arms, "I can do some notable things in that line;
but example is more than mere words." Here he stood

Such a mighty lion, with such a horrible roar, never walked
in the desert sands -of Africa. Off went the puss, and got on
to the roof of the next tower, but it was a slanting roof, and
he could scarcely hold on by the tiles; because of the little
high-heeled boots. After a while the cat peeped through the
window of the ogre's room, and saw that the lion was not
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there, but that the ogre was sitting down in his own shape
again, and laughing heartily at the cat's timidity.
Come in," said the ogre; "there is nothing to fear.
Would you like another change ? But breathe awhile."
"I was told," said the cat, very smoothly, and looking as
innocent as a pea-blossom, that you, who are so large and

stoutly limbed, can change yourself into tiny creatures, such
as rats and mice; but I can't believe that, it seems an impos-
Ah, ah," said the ogre, you shall see; so he changed
himself into a mouse, and frisked about the room, squeaking
with all a mouse's noise. This pleased the cat, who darted
upon him, pinned him against the leg of the table, and
stoutly himbed, can change yourself into tiny creatures, such
as rats and mice; but I can't believe that, it seems an impos-
"Ali, ah," said the ogre, "you shall see;" so he changed
himself into a mouse, and frisked about the room, squeaking
with all a mouse's noise. This pleased the cat, who darted
upon him, pinned him against the leg of the table,-and
swallowed him in a moment!


In the meantime the king arrived in the front of the castle,
and inquired to whom it belonged. Michau ran down, and
thence on to the drawbridge, and cried out, Welcome, my
sire, to the towers and halls of the noble the Marquis of
Dear heart-a-day," said the old king, and have I reached
the home of my friend the marquis ? I never saw anything
which pleased me half so well; the castle is well situated,
the gardens are most beautiful, the park and the pleasure-
grounds are a paradise. Let us enter."

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The marquis and the princess, arm in arm, followed his
majesty into the great hall of the castle, and with the cat
they went over every part of it; but puss had been round to
all the servants, threatening them with instant execution if
they disobeyed him, because they had been the servants of
a wicked ogre, promising they should still remain, upon double
wages, if they received the king in the best manner, and
entered the service of the Lord Marquis of Carabas."


That very day the ogre had invited five other ogres to a
sumptuous banquet, and the feast, the music, and the wines,
were all in readiness; but when the ogres drew near to-the
castle, and saw the king's coach at the gate, they made off
into the woods and sneaked home, for the king had made
severe laws against ogres, and killed them and set fire to
their dwellings, if they were known to him. That day the

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entertainment went off bravely. With the first cup of wine
the mind of the marquis became elevated, his speech was
loosened, and he talked like a counsellor; though the cat was
always at his side to brighten up his ideas. The king made
very free with the goblet, and at last he stood up and said:-
"I see very well these two young persons, the Lady
Dolabella and the noble marquis, are made for each other,
and my blessing goes with them. We will feast here three


more days, and at the end of that time they shall be man
and wife."
Then messengers were sent to the palace for a chaplain
and the great officers of court, who arrived and feasted with
the king and his son-in-law (that was to be); and when the
three days had gone by, they were married in the reception-
chamber of the ogre's castle, with great pomp and ceremony.
The banquet of that day was such as never had been seen;
and at the week's end the king returned to his palace, and
left the happy pair in ;he ogre's tower. A few days after-
wards the king died suddenly from heat of blood, having too
freely indulged at the wedding feast; so Marquis Carabas
became the King of Sansterre, and his lady was the Queen.
The two brothers were sent for to court; but they were too
shy to remain, so they returned home again with presents
of money. The elder rebuilt the mill, and lived in it till he
died; the second son saw the moon shining in the river, as
he returned from a harvest supper upon the poor old donkey,
but riding into the stream to see what the moon could be,
unfortunately he was drowned. Michau was a great favour-
ite in the court, and never ran after rats and mice but for
exercise. He had a villa of his own near to the royal
gardens, where he might be seen on a fine summer's day
sitting in the open air upon the terrace walk, with a gilt
umbrella over him, resting his pleasant old face upon his left
hand, and thinking of earlier days.

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HER parents dead, her fortune spent
By those for whom 'twas never meant,
As maid-of-all-work, and as cook,
Poor Cinderella toiled for years.
No kindly word, no pleasant look,
Rewarded her; and many tears
She shed in secret, for she knew
'Twas vain to bring her grief to view.

The orphan Cinderella had two step-sisters, who
Were jealous of her beauty; and all that she could do


To gain their love was useless, so envious were they.
But lovely Cinderella grew handsomer each day.

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And poor Cinderella, so gentle and fair,
Was sent to rough work after dressing their hair.

She finished her work, and the kitchen she swept,
Then sat down in sorrow, and bitterly wept.

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The door gently opened; a woman came in,
And said, I'm a Fairy; a prize you shall win.
Do just what I tell you. A large pumpkin bring."
It was changed to a carriage quite fit for a king!


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One touch of her wand, and her god-child was seen
Most splendidly dressed like a Fairyland queen!
"Farewell!" said the Fairy, "my counsel don't
Before twelve o'clock to this kitchen return."


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The Prince was in raptures, and made a decree
That a ball the next night in the palace should be.
Though beautiful ladies were gracing the ball,
The orphan was brightest and fairest of all.
Her face and her figure, her dress and her ways
Were a feast to all eyes,-all tongues told her


She left in gonnd time and her step-siter

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And C.nderella fair

as fairer far, by fairy skill,

Than any beauty there i


A third ball was proclaimed, and she,
More lovely than before,
Ablaze with jewels seemed to be,-
Glass slippers too she wore!

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Alas! she reached, much past her time.
Her home in doleful plight!

That night, when she attempted to quit the Prince's side,
He begged her not to go so soon, and would not be denied;


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A herald with the slipper the handsome Prince sent forth
To visit ladies everywhere-east, west, and south, and north
The shoe or slipper made of glass shone like a star at

The two step-sisters handled it with very great delight;
The tall and thin one tried it on, so did the short and
But neither of them would it fit. The herald turned about
Elsewhere to go, when suddenly his keenly searching eyes
On Cinderella fair were cast, although in servant's guise.



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Sir, may I try the slipper on ? the maiden meekly said ;
Her sisters both exclaimed with scorn, "The girl has lost
her head!"
Good ladies," said the herald, my orders are precise,
I can't deny this maiden; I'm sure she's very nice."
So Cinderella tried it on, and needless 'tis to tell,
The herald never saw before a slipper fit so well.


The sisters wildly shrieked surprise, the herald bent his knee,
And said, My Princess, may I beg you'll to the Prince with
Fair Cinderella smiling, before him stood upright,
A royal lady, richly clad, most beautiful and bright.
She asked her two step-sisters to be her bridesmaids then,
And both of them she introduced to wealthy gentlemen.
But she, of course, was wedded to the Prince; and she became
In after years a noble queen of great historic fame.


SN the reign of King Ed-
ward the Third there
lived in a country village
,r a boy called Dick Whit-

Stington, who lost his
t parents when he was far
too young to work. He
was very badly off; but a
poor old woman took com-
passion on him, and he
lived in her house. She
-"1gave him good advice,
Sand he became well be-
haved and industrious,and
was a great favourite with every one.
When he was fourteen years of age the old woman died,
and he was forced to earn his own living. Having heard
that London was a very wonderful place-that the streets
were paved with gold-Dick thought that he would get on


better there than in a poor country village. So one fine
morning he started with very little money in his pocket, but
with his heart full of bright hopes. He walked on a good


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way, when he overtook a waggon going to London. The
w-go-yoner v--ry kindly allowed Dick to mount up
0.1.-. h,inm. ond by walking and riding he man-
c -aged to reach the great city.
:,, Dick wandered about the
S, streets, eagerly watching for
some kind face to encourage
Shim to tell his story. At last
Ships eye fell on a curious-looking
knocker on the door of a large


house, and he boldly knocked with it, when the door was
opened by the cook, a sour looking ill tempered fellow.
Seeing a poor worn-out country lad, he began to abuse him

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roughly for disturbing him, and ordered Dick away; but
luckily Mr.' Fitzwarren, the master of the house and a rich
merchant, came up to the door, and listening kindly to the
poor lad's story, ordered him to be taken into the house
till he got some decent employment.
Having been sent to help the cook, Dick did his best to
please the surly fellow ; but it was no easy matter, and the
cook was constantly slapping and scolding him. He made
Dick sleep in a garret infested with rats; but Dick bore with


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The merchant had a
ship ready to sail, and,
as was his custom, he
called his family and .M '
servants around him and '
invited them all to make ,
a little venture under
charge of the captain. -
All had something to
give but poor Whit-' J *
tington, who burst into J
tears with shame and
vexation. But kind Miss
Alice whispered in his
ear, Send your cat, Dick." This he did, placing her with
his own hands in those of the captain; and Miss Alice made
S known to him the good mousing
S- qualities of the cat.
After the loss of his cat, Dick
Shad such a hard life that he could
not bear to live in the same house
with the cruel cook. Miss Alice, too,
'; had gone on a visit, so there was no
one to protect him. In a gloomy
frame of mind he set out one morn-
ing very early, before any one noticed


him, and wandered away to the foot of Highgate Hill just
beyond Holloway. Tired and wretched, he flung himself
down by the road-side and sank into a sort of doze. Presently

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he was roused by the sound of Bow Bells ringing a peal for
All-Hallows Day; and as he listened they seemed to say-

Turn again, Whittington,
Lord Mayor .of London."
"Lord Mayor of London!" said he. "Well, I'll bear any
hardship to be that at last." So he made the best of his
way home again, and luckily got into the house before his
absence was observed. -Dick now exerted himself more than
ever to make himself useful to his worthy master and his
kind mistress.


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very much surprised, and asked the king if he would not
like to get quit of such troublesome animals. Oh, surely,"
said he; "if any person would show me how to get rid of
them, I would make him richer than any man in my king-
dom." The captain, greatly rejoiced, sent for puss at once;
and when the rats and mice again came out,, she sprang in

amongst them, killed several, and made the rest run off in
all directions. -Nothing could exceed the king's delight.
Although the queen was afraid of puss at first, she soon
becameyso fond of her that she' was unwilling to lose her;
and the captain told her he would send pussy's family of
kittens she had on board, and she would soon make herself
at home with them beside her. Now the queen had a tender


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heart, and when she had heard all about Whittington, she sent
puss back to him, keeping the kittens, which were as good
ratters as their mother; and in exchange sent to Whittington
many valuable treasures.
After a long absence the Unicorn arrived safely in the
port of London, and the captain gave an account of the good
fortune that had attended Whittington's venture. Mr. Fitz-
warren immediately sent for Dick; and when the treasures

were displayed before the astonished youth, he burst into
tears, and implored his master to take all, if he would but
continue to be his friend. But the merchant said, No; it
belongs to Whittington, and to him alone" Then the captain
belongs to Whittington, and to him alone." Then the captain


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said to Dick playfully, "I have another present from the
African queen." A sailor brought in a wicker basket, out of
which leaped Mrs. Puss, and began purring round Dick.
Whittington deeply loved Alice, and did his utmost to
secure her affection. She had admired his modest behaviour
and his patience under wrong, and now she rejoiced in- his
success. The kind merchant perceived that they loved each
other, and on Whittington coming of age he fixed the wed-
ding-day, to the great delight of Whittington and Alice.
Under the wise counsel and prudent management of Mr.


Fitzwarren, Whittington became a thriving merchant and a
respected citizen. He rose year by year in eminence, till he
became a Member of Parliament, was knighted, and was
thrice Lord Mayor of London: thus the fancied prophecy
of Bow Bells was fulfilled. The third time he was Lord


Mayor was during the reign of Henry the Fifth, who had
borrowed a large sum of money from Sir Richard to carry
on his French wars. In 1419 the King and the Queen were
entertained by Sir Richard at a splendid banquet in the
Guildhall; at which, in the height of the revelry, the latter
rose and burned the royal bonds 1 The king was amazed,


and exclaimed, "Never prince had such a subject!" to which
Sir Richard loyally replied, Never subject had such a
Sir Richard Whittington made a liberal and proper use
of his wealth. Besides many large gifts to the city he loved
to honour, he supported a great number of poor people, and
did many other noble acts of charity. He died, universally
regretted, full of years and of honours, having lived about
twenty years after the death of Alice his wife. He has been
called "The Model Merchant of the Middle Ages."


j N the days of King Al-
fred there lived in a vil-
~ large in England a poor
J- -..'- -. widow who had a very
-' idle, careless, and spoiled
r--- son. As she was very
'' poor, and he would not
Si. work, she was compelled
:' to sell all her possessions
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S .A. her cow. /When there
was not a crust of bread
__________ left in the house she told
Jack the cow must now
be sold, to prevent their starving. Jack felt sorry for his
mother, and promised, if she would trust him with the cow,
he would sell it to the best advantage. The mother was
so stupid as to believe in her son, and allowed him to set
out with the cow.


Half-way to the village he met a butcher who was carry-
ing some curious-looking beans in a bag. While Jack was
eying the beans, the butcher eyed the cow, and feeling sure
that Jack was a simple fellow, he inquired if he would ex-
change the cow for the pretty beans. Jack, delighted at
the proposal, agreed to it in a moment, and ran back to tell
his mother what he had done. He expected that she would
be as much pleased with the bargain as himself; but when
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the poor woman heard of this crowning piece of folly, her
despair and anger were such that she flung the beans about
in all directions. Jack rose early next morning, when, to his
surprise, he perceived that his window was darkened by a
fnlijage e hRn never Aeen before! He ran
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ing quite worn out, when at last he reached the top of the
bean-stalk, and found himself in a strange land. Not a tree
or a shrub, and still less a house or a living creature, was to
be seen. It appeared to be quite a desert.
Jack lay down on the ground. Suddenly he heard a
voice calling his name, and looking up, perceived an old
woman leaning on a staff. She asked him many questions,
and he told her about the bean-stalk, and
his poor mother; but he said he knew ,
nothing of his father, for if he spoke to his
mother about him, she always wept so '
that he did not like to question her. .
You shall hear the whole story, then," l
said the old woman; "but first promise
me solemnly to do what I command." .--
Jack consented to do exactly as she bade
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him, when the fairy said: Your father
was a rich man, and loved to do good.
The fame of his good deeds reached.the
ears of an envious, wicked giant, who
determined to kill him and enrich him-
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self. One day, when they were alone
V together, he fell upon your father and
stabbed him so that he died. The reason
why the bean-stalk has been allowed to
_--N- grow is, that you may have an oppor-
tunity to punish the giant. If you do
S- ot, you- will never know happiness.


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Now go; there is the giant's castle in the distance. Bear in
mind that so long as you obey my orders I will guard you
from danger."
The fairy then vanished, and Jack pursued his journey
till he reached the castle. Seeing a woman at the door, he
begged her to give him a night's
lodging. "Alas!" said she, "I I ,
dare not! My husband is a '
mighty giant who eats human
flesh; so you would not be safe ;i -
for a moment here." Terrified as '
Jack was, still he begged the '' i
good woman to take him in just -
for that one night; and being a
kind woman, she at last'consented. Suddenly a loud rap


came to the door that made the very house shake. The
giant's wife had only time to hide Jack before she let her
husband in. "I smell fresh meat," said he on entering; but
his wife assured him it was only the inmates of the dun-
geon. Jack trembled in his hiding-place, and was glad to
see that though the giant grumbled, he sat down to his
supper, and devoured great quantities.

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The giant then called for his hen, which was brought and
placed upon the table;.. and every time he said Lay," the hen
laid an egg of solid gold! But at last he fell asleep. At
daybreak, Jack crept out of his hiding-place, ran off with
,the ben, and found his way down the bean-stalk much better
than he had expected.
His mother was overjoyed at seeing him. Jack told her
all his adventures, and that he had brought home a hen that


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after a good supper she hid him in the lumber closet. In
came the giant, and called for his money-bags. While count-
ing his treasure over and over again, he dropped off to sleep ;
whereupon Jack crept
out on tip-toe, slung the
bags over his shoulder,
S and made his way down
the bean stalk. When
he got home he found
his mother was very ill
indeed; but when she
S saw Jack was safe she
gradually got well.
Three years passed,
When once more he
v., -mounted the bean-stalk,
S' everything happening to
S him as before. After
e ._' ./ supper the giant asked
his wife to bring him his
golden harp; and when
he said "Play," it played sqme very fine music that lulled
him to sleep. Jack then got out of his hiding-place and
seized the harp; but being enchanted, it called out loudly,
" Master master This woke the giant; but he had drunk
so much beer that his legs were shaky, while Jack flew like


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in which he had obeyed her commands. Then bidding him
be dutiful and kind to his mother for the future, and follow
his father's example in doing good, she disappeared for ever.
Jack begged his mother to forgive him for the past,
became a good son, and grew up to be a wealthy man, re-
spected by all who knew him.



IHEIRE were once three
ibears who lived in a
TIlr-ir porridge was thick,
Snd their chairs and
beds good.
Tih, biggest bear, Bruin,

-Ii- wife, Mrs. Bruin, was
i:alled Mammy Muff:
.. Tliir son, Tiny-cub, was
'. like Dame Goose's lad;
H''- was not very good nor
yet very bad.
Now Bruin the biggest-the surly old bear-
Had a great granite bowl and a cast-iron chair;
Mammy Muff's bowl and chair you would no doubt prefer,
They were both made of brick-bats, but both suited her;
Young Tiny-cub's bowl, chair, and bed were the best,-
This big bears and baby bears freely confessed.



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Mr. B--, with his wife and his son, went one day
To take a short stroll, and a visit to pay;
He left the door open, For," said he, "no doubt,
If our friend should call in, he will find us all out."

It was only two miles from dark Hazel-nut Wood,
In which the great house of the three Bruins stood,
That there lived a young miss, daring, funny, and fair;
And, from having bright curls, she was called Goldenhair.



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Said she to herself, To rob bears is 'no sin;
The three bears have gone out, so I think I'll go in."
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She entered their parlour, and she saw a great bowl,
And in it a spoon like a hair-cutter's pole. .
That porridge," said she, may stay long enough there,
It tastes like the food of the surly old bear."

She tried Mammy Muff's, and she said, "Mrs. B--,
I think your taste and my taste will never agree."
Then she tried Tiny-cub's bowl, and said, This is nice;
SI will put .in sope salt, and of bread a thick slice."


The porridge she ate soon made lb.in
so great,
The chair that she sat on broke di \\n
with her weight!
The bottom fell out, and she cried in dismay,
"This is Tiny-cub's chair; and oh what will he say ?
His papa is, I know, the most savage of bears;
His mamma is a fury, but for her who cares ?

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I'm sure I do not; and then, as for her son,
That young bear, Tiny-cub, from him shall I run ?
No, not I indeed but I will not sit here;
I shall next break the floor through-that's what I most
So upstairs she ran, and there three beds she found:
She looked under each one, and she looked all around,
But no one she saw, so she got into bed,-
It was surly old Bruin's, and well stuffed with lead.
Mammy Muff's next she tried, it was stuffed with round
So she got into Tiny-cub's and rested her bones.

Goldenhair was asleep when the three bears came in.
Said big Bruin, I'm hungry ; to eat let's begin:-


with such might,
His voice was like wind down the chimney at night.
"WHO HAS BEEN TO MY PORRIDGE?" growled out Mrs. B-
Her voice was like cats fighting up in a tree.
"Who has been to my porridge, and eaten it all ?"
Young Tiny-cub said in a voice very small.

_J,- m In a voice like a thunder-storm roared the
big bear:


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See our pet Tiny-cub can look just like a bear."

So roaring,,and growling, and frowning, the bears,
.One after the other came running upstairs.


"WHO HAS BEEN UPON MY BED ?" old Bruin roared
In a voice just like rain down a large water-spout.
"WHO HAS BEEN UPON MY BED ?" growled out Mammy
In a voice like her husband's, but not-quite so rough.

Who is lying on my. bed? said young Tiny-cub,
In a voice like hot water poured into a' tub.

And Tiny-cub's breath was so hot as he spoke,
That Goldenhair dreamed of hot water, and woke.
She opened her eyes, and she saw the three bears,
And said, "Let me go, please; I'll soon run downstairs."


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You had no right to come hither, and now you shan't go.
What I mean to do with you, ere long you shall find;
You can lie there and cry till I make up my mind."
To Mammy and Tiny then did big Bruin roar,
Go and block up the chimney, and nail up the door;
This Goldenhair now has got 'into a scrape,
And if I can help it she shall not escape."

But Goldenhair saw that a window was there
(It was always kept open to let in fresh air),
So she jumped out of bed-to the window she ran,
Saying," Three bears, good-bye! 1Catch me now if you can!"


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THERE once lived in a large town in China a poor tailor
called Mustafa. He had an only child named Aladdin,
who was so idle that both before and after his father's death
he would learn no trade. One day, when at play in the street,
a magician came along, and after looking at Aladdin for some
time, he ran forward and told him he was his uncle, his,.
father's brother, whom he had come to visit. When he
heard that Aladdin's father was dead, the magician seemed
very sorry, and gave the boy a purse of money.
The next day he told Aladdin's mother he wished the
boy to go with him into the country to see some fine gar-
dens. After walking a long way, they came to a narrow
valley between two.mountains. The magician set Aladdin
to kindle a fire, and when this was done he threw some


ring in it. The magician now told Aladdin that he was
anxious to get hold of a very wonderful lamp that he knew
to be down in a cave under the stone; and that if Aladdin
would help him, he would get many fine things. He put
a ring on Aladdin's finger, telling him it would keep him
from all evil; and the boy then jumped into the cave. In
a niche in the terrace of a beautiful garden he found the
lamp; and filling his pockets with the wonderful fruits grow-
ing on the trees, which were really precious stones, he
returned to the mouth of the cave. Aladdin called out at


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once, "Give me your hand,
uncle, to help me out." But
the magician said,-
Give me the lamp first;" '
for it was his intention to
cause the stone to cover him
up after he had secured the
prize. Aladdin, however, re-
fused to give up the lamp till .
4he got out. The magician
was very angry, and repeated i "
his magic charms, when the I :
stone moved back into its
place, and Aladdin was shut


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in! He was greatly frightened, and began to wring his.
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hands in despair. As he did this he rubbed the ring on his
finger, when a fairy appeared, who quickly raised the stone
and let Aladdin out. He soon
made his way home; and to his
mother's great joy he told her :-
of his lucky escape from his '
false, cruel uncle.
Next morning he found his
mother had no bread in the
house, and he thought he would sell the lamp to buy food.
As it was very dirty, his mother thought it would sell better


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her beauty, and fell in love with her at once. He went
and told his mother he thought of asking the Emperor to
allow him to marry the Princess; but she thought he had
lost his senses, reminding him that he was a poor man's son.
Aladdin was determined to have his own way; and when his
mother said she would not
go to the Emperor to ask his
daughter's hand without a
present, he told her to take 4
the precious stones he had 'M
plucked in the under-ground
garden. Next day Aladdin's
mother went off in good time,
but it was days before she .
got close to the Emperor. At
last he spied her out, and
sending for her bade her tell
him her story. This she did, .
and begged that he would not ____ -__
be angry with Aladdin for his
rashness, and presented before him the china dish with its
beautiful jewels. The Emperor owned that this was a
present worthy of his daughter, and agreed that Aladdin
should marry the Princess in three months. At the end of
that time, however, he insisted that Aladdin should send him
Sforty basins of massive gold full of precious stones, carried by


forty black slaves led by forty young and handsome white
slaves all grandly dressed. The Emperor thought that this
was far more than Aladdin could do, and he would thus
cleverly get rid of him. But his wonderful lamp supplied all

his demands; for not only did the fairy bring the golden
basins and slaves, but rich dresses for himself and his mother,
and as much wealth as they could desire. When the
Emeror said a palace must be built for the Princess ne
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basins and slaves, but rich dressesfor himself and his mother,
and as much wealth, as they could desire. When the
Emperor said a palace must be built for the Princess, one


was -built the like of which was never
seen for beauty and grandeur; so that
the Emperor had now no excuse, and i '.
the Princess was given in marriage to
Aladdin. f
Several years passed before the
magician found out that Aladdin had i
not died in the cave, but that he was
now rich and married to a lovely
Princess. Indignant to think the secret
of the lamp was discovered, he set off
at once to the capital of China. When-
he got there he found every one speak-
ing of the goodness
of Aladdin; and he
cried out in a rage,
I will prevent this
sorry tailor's son en-
joying his riches
., long, or perish in
the attempt." So
hearing that Aladdin
____ ^ was away hunting
1 for some days, he
went to a maker of
lamps and gave or-


ders to make a dozen copper ones. These he put into a
basket and took them straight to .Aladdin's palace. When
he came near it he began to cry, Lamps, lamps; who will
exchange old lamps for 'new?" The people came crowding
and hooting after him, but he paid no attention. The Prin-

cess then sent out to see what it was all about; and when the
slave came back to tell, another said she had found an old
lamp in a corner, and was sure the owner of it would like
to find a fresh new one in its place. This was Aladdin's
wonderful lamp, which he always 'carried in his bosom, ex-
cept when he went hunting. The Princess bade one of the


slaves exchange it; and when the magician got hold of it
he left everybody to hoot and grin as they pleased, and
made the best of his way off. When it was quite dark
he rubbed the lamp; and when the fairy appeared, he ordered
him to take him and the palace of Aladdin, just as it was,
to Palmia in Africa.
The Emperor was horrified to find the Princess gone.
He sent for Aladdin, and would have killed him, thinking
him an impostor; but the
people, because they loved him,
would not allow his head- to be
taken off.
Aladdin could not tell where
his palace was ; but he asked :
for forty days to go in search
of it, and his request was at
last granted. For several days
Aladdin did not know what to
do; but having accidentally rubbed his ring, the fairy ap-
peared and offered to serve him. Let me down under
the windows of my Princess," he said; and this was no
sooner spoken than done. Aladdin knew his palace at once
though it was night, and being very tired he lay down and
fell asleep.
Next morning one of the women saw Aladdin, and
ran to tell the Princess; and in a few minutes they


were beside each other, and the whole story of the lamp
Aladdin then laid a plan for getting the lamp back again.
This was to put poison into the cup of the wicked magician.

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The Princess was quite willing to give it to him, and managed
so cleverly that he drank the poisoned wine, fell- back, and
died. Then Aladdin got the lamp out of his bosom, rubbed
it, summoned the fairy, and told him to carry the palace
back to their old home in China. This was done; and the


Emperor and all his people rejoiced greatly when they saw
the gorgeous palace in its place once more.
In a few years the Emperor died, when Aladdin and the
Princess became Emperor and Empress; and they both lived
with their children in peace, happiness, and love, greatly
beloved by their people.

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N the reign of King Arthur there lived near the Land's
End, in the county of Cornwall, an honest farmer. He
had a son called Jack, who was so fond of listening to stories
about wizards, giants, and fairies, that he did not care much
for play, like other children. He would keep his ears very
wide open whenever, anybody related the brave deeds of the
Knights of the Round Table; and when he had a spare
moment, he was fond of planning sieges and battles, and
raisinigixiimic ramparts, while he tended his father's cattle in
the fields. Jack was a very bold boy; and as to wrestling,
there were few or none equal to him, even" aq ngst boys
older than himself.
-Now Jack took it into his head that because he had
such a stout, brave heart, he was equal to any giant, and was
a match for the one who at that time dwelt in a cavern on
the top of St. Michael's Mount. He had heard many stories
about this giant-how he. carried off half a dozen oxen at a
time on his back, and three times as many sheep and hogs.
tied round his waist, and how he had for years ravaged the


whole coast. Little as Jack was, compared with such a
terrible foe, he determined to rid the country of this horrid
monster, who frightened both old people and young people
nearly out of their wits for miles round. So he set off one
evening with a horn, a pick-axe, and a dark lantern, and
swam across the deep stream to the mount. At the foot of
this mount, just where the giant was in the habit of standing
before he crossed to the other side, Jack dug a pit twenty-
two feet deep and nearly as many wide. This was very
hard work for the little fellow, but he managed to get it
done before morning. Then he covered up the hole with
sticks and straw, and having strewed it over with earth so as
to make it look like solid ground, he blew a loud blast on his
horn which awoke the giant out of his sleep.
"You saucy villain !" roared the monster, you shall pay
dearly for disturbing my rest: I will broil you for break-
fast." So saying, out he came with tremendous strides, and
tumbled into the pit, the whole mountain shaking as he fell !
Oho, Mister Giant !" cried Jack, what is that you say ?
Will nothing serve you for breakfast this cold morning but
broiling poor Jack ?"
The giant now tried to rise, but Jack clove his skull with
his pick-axe, and then ran back with the news of the giant's
death. The justices of Cornwall, on hearing of so bold a
deed, sent for fack, and then and there they told him he
should from that day be called "JACK THE GIANT KILLER."


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engraved- in letters of gold

This is the valiant Cornish man
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T This is the valiant Cornish man
That slew the giant Cormoran."


west of England, when another giant, called Blunderbore,
from his enchanted castle in a wood, vowed he would avenge
his brother giant's death if ever Jack fell into his power.
Now, it so happened that four months after Cormoran's death
Jack took a journey into Wales, and passed through this
very wood. He sat down to rest by the side of a fountain
and fell asleep, and there the giant found him when he came
to draw water. When he had read the lines on his belt he
knew who he was; so he lifted him up, laid him gently on
his shoulder, and set off with him to his castle. The rustling
of the leaves soon woke Jack as they went along, and he was
terribly frightened when he found himself in Blunderbore's
clutches. But imagine his horror when, on reaching the
castlehe found the floors covered with skulls and bones of
human beings; and heard the giant say with a horrid grin his
tidbits were men's hearts eaten with pepper and vinegar, and
that he hoped to make a dainty meal off Jack's So saying,
he locked up Jack, and went to invite another giant to dine
with him.
And now from several parts of the castle Jack heard
dreadful shrieks, and a sad voice entreating him to flee before
the giant returned with his friend, who was even more
savage than himself. Poor Jack did not know what to do
on hearing these words. He ran to the window to see if he
could escape that way; but there were the two giants coming
-along arm in arm. Now his quick eye spied out two strong


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noose at the end of each, and when the giants entered the
gate right under the window where Jack was, he dropped
the ropes so cleverly that the nooses fell round their necks;


and before they recovered from their surprise he had fastened
the other ends to a beam in the ceiling, and pulled away with
all his might till both were black in the face and quite
helpless. Jack then slid down the cords, drew out his sword,
and killed them both. He next took out a bunch of keys
from Blunderbore's pocket, opened all the castle doors, and
found three poor ladies the giant had tied up by the hair,
and who were nearly starved to death. Jack made them a
present of the castle and all it contained, to make up to
them for the cruel usage they had received, and continued
his journey.
It was night when Jack reached a long. valley between
two mountains, and after looking about for a good while,
he at length came to a large and handsome house. He at
once knocked at the gate to ask shelter for the night; but
he was rather surprised to see a monstrous giant with
two heads open the gate! Jack spoke very civilly; and
when the giant heard the little fellow had lost his way,
he invited him to come in, and showed him to a room
with a very good bed in it. Jack undressed himself; but
though he was very tired, he could not sleep a wink.
Then the giant began to march up and down in the next
room, muttering to himself,-

Though you lodge with me this night,
You shall not see the morning light:
My club shall dash your brains out quite."


"So, so!" thought Jack; "are these your tricks upon
travellers ? I hope, my good host, to prove a match for you."
Jack then got out of bed and went groping about the
room in search of a thick log of wood he had seen before
getting into bed. This he laid in his place; and hid himself
in a corner of the room. In the middle of the night in
walked the giant, struck several blows on the bed with his
great club, and thinking he had broken every bone in Jack's
body, went away again. Fancy his surprise when his guest
entered his room next morning to thank him for his lodging!
Dear me !" he stammered, is it you ? And pray how
did you sleep-did nothing disturb you in the middle of
the night ?"
Oh, nothing worth mentioning," said Jack quite care-
lessly; "I believe a rat just flapped me three or four times
with his tail, but I soon went to sleep again."
The giant said nothing, but he was very much surprised,
as you can understand. However, he went to fetch two
large bowls of hasty-pudding for breakfast.
Now Jack was a bit of a wag, and he thought it would
be a very good joke to make the two-headed giant.believe
that he could eat as much as himself; so he slipped the
hasty-pudding into a leather bag inside his coat, while he
pretended he was putting it into his mouth. When breakfast
was over, he said, "Now, my good host, I will show you a
trick or two in return for my bed and excellent breakfast.


I can cut off my head and put it on again, and do a host of
strange things. Here is an example." So saying, he took a
knife and ripped up the leather bag, when all the hasty-
pudding fell out on the floor.
"Ods splutter hur nails!" criid the Welsh giant; "hur

can do that hurself." Then, determined not to be outdone
by such a little fellow as Jack, he plunged the knife into
himself, and dropped down dead.
Having thus outwitted the Welsh monster, Jack con-
tinued his'journey; and a few days after, whom should he
meet but King Arthur's only son, travelling in Wales to


deliver a lovely lady from the power of a wicked magician.
When Jack found that the prince was quite alone he offered
his services, which were thankfully accepted. The prince
was not only brave and handsome, but so very kind-hearted
that he gave away his money to everybody he met, till his
last penny was gone, and he was at a loss to know how they
should get food and a night's lodging.
"Leave that to me," said Jack; "two miles farther on
there lives a giant with three heads; and though he could
fight five hundred men, I will manage him. Stay you here,
my prince, until I come;" for Jack saw the prince was some-
what afraid to face such a monster.
On Jack rode, and knocked at the castle gate.
Who is there ?" thundered out the giant.
"Only your poor cousin Jack," said our hero.
Well, what news, Cousin Jack ?" asked the giant.
"Bad news, dear uncle," said Jack.
Pooh I" answered the giant, what can be bad news for
me, a giant with three heads, and who can fight five hundred
men ?"
"Alas !" said Jack, "the king's son is coming with two
thousand men to kill you and destroy your castle."
This is bad news, indeed, Cousin Jack," cried the giant;
"but I will hide myself in the cellar, and you shall lock me
in and keep the key till the king's son is gone."
As soon as Jack had secured the giant in the cellar he


went back to fetch the prince. They feasted on all the
dainties they found in the giant's well-stored larder, and
rested comfortably all night, while the poor giant was quak-
ing with fear under ground. Next morning Jack helped the
king's son to gold and silver out of the giant's treasures, and
sent him three miles on his journey. He then went and let
out the giant, who asked him what reward he would have
for saving his castle.
"Good uncle," said Jack, "all I ask for is the old coat
and cap, with the rusty sword and slippers, which are hang-
ing at the head of your bed."
Take them," said the giant, "and very useful you will
find them. The coat will make you invisible, the cap will
give you knowledge, the sword will cut through everything,
and the slippers will give you swiftness: you are welcome to
them all."
Jack thanked the giant with three heads many times,
and then joined the prince. They very soon reached the
castle where the beautiful lady was kept prisoner by the
wicked magician. Here Jack found out, by putting on his
cap of knowledge, that the wizard went every night into a
forest to call up spirits; so he dressed himself in his coat of
darkness, drew on his shoes of swiftness, ran after him, and
cut off his head at a blow. This ended the enchantment, and
set the lady free. The prince married her the next day;
and the royal pair proceeded with their brave deliverer to the.


court of King Arthur, who was so pleased with Jack's
prowess that he made him one of the Knights of the Round'
Though Jack was delighted at the honour done him; he
would not remain in idleness, but begged the king to equip
him, that he might return to Wales and rid his majesty's
subjects of the giants that were left. To this King Arthur
very willingly consented. Jack took leave of the court, and
after travelling three days reached a forest. He had no
sooner entered it than he heard most dreadful shrieks, and
on peeping through the trees he saw an enormous giant drag-
ging along by their hair a handsome knight and his beautiful
lady At this dreadful sight Jack immediately alighted from
his horse, put on his invisible coat, under which he carried
his sword of sharpness, and' slipping up to the giant, whose
body was too high for Jack to reach, he wounded him so
severely on the knee that the huge monster fell to the ground,.
when Jack at once cut off his head.
The knight and his lady thanked Jack most heartily,
and entreated him to come and rest at their house; but Jack
said, "No; I cannot rest till I find out the den the monster
inhabited." On hearing this the knight grew very sorrowful,
and told him that it was too much to risk his life a second
time; explaining that the giant lived in a den under a neigh-
Sbouring mountain, with a brother even fiercer and more cruel
than himself. But brave Jack the Giant Killer was not to


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be put off his purpose: he mounted his horse and rode away,
promising, however, to come again when he had finished his
AfCr riding a mile and a half ,he came in sight of the
mouth of the cavern, and there he saw the giant seated on a
huge block of timber, with a club by his side. Jack got
Down from his horse, put on his coat of darkness, and said,
"So here is the other monster; I'll soon pluck him by the

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beard." He then struck a blow at his head, but missed his
aim; and the giant, feeling himself wounded, yet seeing no
one near, began to lay about him with his club. Jack
slipped quickly behind him, jumped on the block of timber,
and cut off his head. 'He then sent it, together with that of
his brother, to King Arthur by a waggon which he hired for
the purpose.
Next day Jack returned to the knight's house, where he
was welcomed with great joy and feasting; and the knight
related to the assembled company all the giant-killer's deeds
of bravery, and then presented him with a handsome ring.
On it was engraved the picture of the giant dragging along
the unfortunate pair.
All was mirth and joy in the knight's house, when sud-
denly a messenger arrived, pale and breathless, with the news
that Thundel, a giant with two heads, had come to avenge
on Jack the death of his kinsmen. He was now within a
mile of the house, with the people all fleeing before him.
Hearing this, the very stoutest hearts began to quake with
fear. Promising them they should soon behold the giant's
defeat, Jack then sent some men to cut the drawbridge that
lay across the moat, not quite through, but half way. He
then put on his coat of darkness and sallied forth to meet.
the giant. Though the giant could not see him, he sniffed
his presence, and cried out in such a loud voice that the
ground trembled and shook under foot:-

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