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Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm All Day Kids Book Club Free Children's Audiobook (ST)s

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A wonderful start to the week with lots of super stories from the catalogue of children's archival books. Tradition and fantsy in short stories to keep shildren amused all day are our biggest reading shelf here at the Tale Teller Club Library.Free entertainment and learning on our phone apps will satisfy all tastes and ages.Welcome to the Tale Teller Book Club.the golden bird from grimm's fairy tales by jacob and wilhelm grimm translated by edgar taylor and marian edwards this is a librivox recording all librivox recordings are in the public domain for more information or to volunteer please visit librivox.orgread by bob neufeld a certain king had a beautiful garden and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples these apples were always counted and about the time when they began to grow ripe it was found that every night one of them was gone the king became very angry at this and ordered the gardener to keep watch all night under the tree the gardener set his eldest son to watch but about 12 o'clock he fell asleep and in the morning another of the apples was missing then the second son was ordered to watch and at midnight he too fell asleep and in the morning another apple was gone then the third son offered to keep watch but the gardener at first would not let him for fear some harm should come to him however at last he consented and the young man laid himself under the tree to watch as the clock struck twelve he heard a rustling noise in the air and a bird came flying that was of pure gold and as it was snapping at one of the apples with its beak the gardener sun jumped up and shot an arrow at it but the arrow did the bird no harm only it dropped a golden feather from its tail and then flew away the golden feather was brought to the king in the morning when all the council was called together everyone agreed that it was worth more than all the wealth of the kingdom but the king said one feather is of no use to me i must have the whole bird then the gardener's eldest son set out and thought to find the golden bird very easily and when he had gone but a little way he came to a wood and by the side of the wood he saw a fox sitting so he took his bow and made ready to shoot at it then the fox said do not shoot me for i will give you good counsel i know what your business is and that you want to find the golden bird you will reach a village in the evening and when you get there you will see two ins opposite to each other one of which is very pleasant and beautiful to look at go not in there but rest for the night in the other though it may appear to you to be very poor and mean but the son thought to himself what can such a beast as this know about the matter so he shot his arrow at the fox but he missed it and it set up its tail above its back and ran into the wood then he went his way and in the evening came to the village where the two inns were and in one of these were people singing and dancing and feasting but the other looked very dirty in pool i should be very silly said he if i went to that shabby house and left this charming place so he went into the smart house and ate and drank at his ease and forgot the bird and his country too time passed on and as the eldest son did not come back and no tidings were heard of him the second son set out and the same thing happened to him he met the fox who gave him the good advice but when he came to the two inns his eldest brother was standing at the window where the merrymaking was and called to him to come in and he could not withstand the temptation but went in and forgot the golden bird and his country in the same manner time passed on again and the youngest son too wished to set out into the wide world to seek for the golden bird but his father would not listen to it for a long while for he was very fond of his son and was afraid that some ill luck might happen to him also and prevent his coming back however at last it was agreed he should go for he would not rest at home and as he came to the wood he met the fox and heard the same good counsel but he was thankful to the fox and did not attempt his life as his brothers had done sit upon my tail and you will travel faster. so he sat down and the fox began to run and away they went over stock and stone so quick that their hair whistled in the wind when they came to the village the sun followed the fox's council and without looking about him went to the shabby inn and rested there all night at his ease in the morning came the fox again and met him as he was beginning his journey and said go straight forward till you come to a castle before which lie a whole troop of soldiers fast asleep and snoring take no notice of them but go into the castle and pass on and on till you come to a room where the golden bird sits in a wooden cage close by it stands a beautiful golden cage but do not try to take the bird out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one otherwise you will repent it then the fox stretched out his tail again and the young man sat himself down and away they went over stock and stone till their hair whistled in the wind before the castle gates all was as the fox had said so the sun went in and found the chamber where the golden bird hung in a wooden cage and below stood the golden cage and the three golden apples that had been lost were lying close by it then thought he to himself it will be a very droll thing to bring away such a fine bird in this shabby cage so he opened the door and took hold of it and put it into the golden cage but the bird set up such a loud scream that all the soldiers awoke then they took him prisoner and carried him before the king the next morning the court sat to judge him and when all was heard it sentenced him to die unless he should bring the king the golden horse which could run as swiftly as the wind and if he did this he was to have the golden bird given him for his own so he set out once more on his journey sighing and in great despair when on a sudden his friend the fox met him and said you see now what has happened on account of your not listening to my counsel i will still however tell you how to find the golden horse if you will do as i bid you you must go straight on till you come to the castle where the horse stands in his stall by his side will lie the groom fast asleep and snoring take away the horse quietly but be sure to put on the old leathern saddle upon him and not the golden one that is close by it then the sun sat down on the fox's tail and away they went over stock and stone till their hair whistled in the wind all went right and the groom lay snoring with his hand upon the golden saddle but when the sun looked at the horse he thought it a great penny to put the leather and saddle upon it i will give him the good one said he i am sure he deserves it as he took up the golden saddle the groom awoke and cried out so loud that all the guards ran in and took him prisoner and in the morning he was again brought before the court to be judged and was sentenced to die but it was agreed that if he could bring thither the beautiful princess he should live and have the bird and the horse given him for his own then he went his way very sorrowful but the old fox came and said why did you not listen to me if you had you would have carried away both the bird and the horse yet will i once more give you counsel go straight on and in the evening you will arrive at a castle at 12 o'clock at night the princess goes to the bathing house go up to her and give her a kiss and she will let you lead her away but take care you do not suffer her to go and take leave of her father and mother then the fox stretched out his tail and so away they went over stock and stone till their hair whistled again as they came to the castle all was as the fox had said and at 12 o'clock the young man met the princess going to the bath and gave her a kiss and she agreed to run away with him but begged with many tears that he would let her take leave of her father at first he refused but she wept still more and more and fell at his feet till at last he consented but the moment she came to her father's house the guards awoke and he was taken prisoner again then he was brought before the king and the king said you shall never have my daughter unless in eight days you dig away the hill that stops the view from my window now this hill was so big that the whole world could not take it away and when he had worked for seven days and done very little the fox came and said lie down and go to sleep i will work for you and in the morning he awoke and the hill was gone so he went merrily to the king and told him that now that it was removed he must give him the princess then the king was obliged to keep his word and away went the young man and the princess the fox came and said to him we will have all three the princess the horse and the bird. ah said the young man that would be a great thing but how can you contrive it if you will only listen said the fox it can be done when you come to the king and he asks for the beautiful princess you must say here she is then he will be very joyful and you will mount the golden horse that they are to give you and put out your hand to take leave of them but shake hands with the princess last then lift her quickly onto the horse behind you clap your spurs to his side and gallop away as fast as you can all went right then the fox said when you come to the castle where the bird is i will stay with the princess at the door and you will ride in and speak to the king and when he sees that it is the right horse he will bring out the bird but you must sit still and say that you want to look at it to see whether it is the true golden bird and when you get it into your hand right away this too happened as the fox said they carried off the bird the princess mounted again and they rode on into a great wood then the fox came and said pray kill me and cut off my head

5h   ·  Nov 30, 2021

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