About This Book
There was once a man who had three sons. The youngest of them was called
Dullhead, and was sneered and jeered at and snubbed on every possible
One day it happened that the eldest son wished to go into the forest
to cut wood, and before he started his mother gave him a fine rich cake
and a bottle of wine, so that he might be sure not to suffer from hunger
When he reached the forest he met a little old grey man who wished him
"Good-morning," and said: "Do give me a piece of that cake you have
got in your pocket, and let me have a draught of your wine I am
so hungry and thirsty "
Can you guess which son will respond kindly to this question, and be
blessed with the talisman that helps him earn his fortune?
This collection includes over thirty splendid tales, many of them told
with broad humor.
About Andrew Lang
Scotsman Andrew Lang was a scholar, an anthropologist, and a writer. In
addition to authoring several novels and histories, and a volume of poetry
and ballads, he was a serious student of world folklore. From 1889 through
1907 he collected and edited numerous folk tales and fairy tales from
France, England, Germany, Scandinavia, and Greece. His books of fairy
tales are a staple of all generations of children (and adults.)
His "Blue Fairy Book" (which alone includes over 30 classic fairy tales),
"Red Fairy Book," "Lilac Fairy Book," and many others have introduced
half a dozen generations of children and adults to the marvelous
happily-ever-after stories of handsome princes and beautiful maidens,
wicked witches and kindly fairies that have shaped the culture of the
world we live in.