A charming set of folktales gathered from Bohemia to the Russian Steppes, beautifully translated by A.H. Wratislaw.


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A full list of contents is as follows:


Bohemian Stories
I.—Long, Broad, and Sharpsight
II.—‘The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow’
IV.—Intelligence and Luck
V.—The Jezinkas
VI.—The Wood-Lady
VII.—George With the Goat

Moravian Stories
VIII.—Godmother Death
IX.—The Four Brothers

Hungarian-Slovenish Stories
X.—The Three Lemons
XI.—The Sun-Horse
XII.—The Golden Spinster
XIII.—Are You Angry?

Upper and Lower Lusatian Stories
XIV.—Right Always Remains Right
XV.—Little Red Hood

Kashubian Story
XVI.—Cudgel, Bestir Yourself!

Polish Stories
XVII.—Prince Unexpected
XVIII.—The Spirit of a Buried Man
XIX.—The Pale Maiden
XX.—The Plague-Swarm


White Russian Stories
XXI.—The Frost, the Sun, and the Wind
XXII.—Little Rolling-Pea
XXIII.—The Wonderful Boys

Little Russian Stories (From Galicia)
XXIV.—God Knows How to Punish Man
XXV.—The Good Children
XXVI.—The Devil and the Gipsy
XXVII.—God and the Devil

Little Russian Stories (From South Russia)
XXVIII.—The Beautiful Damsel and the Wicked Old Woman
XXIX.—The Snake and the Princess
XXX.—Transformation Into a Nightingale and a Cuckoo
XXXI.—Transmigration of the Soul
XXXII.—The Wizard

Great Russian Stories
XXXIII.—The Lime-Tree
XXXIV.—Ilya of Murom and Nightingale the Robber


Bulgarian Stories
XXXV.—The Lord God as an Old Man
XXXVI.—Bulgarian Hospitality
XXXVIII.—The Golden Apples and the Nine Peahens
XXXIX.—The Language of Animals

Serbian Stories
XL.—The Lame Fox
XLI.—The Sons’ Oath to Their Dying Father
XLII.—The Wonderful Hair
XLIII.—The Dragon and the Prince

Serbian Stories From Bosnia
XLV.—The Birdcatcher
XLVI.—The Two Brothers

Serbian Stories From Carniola
XLVII.—The Origin of Man
XLVIII.—God’s Cock
XLIX.—Kurent the Preserver
L.—Kurent and Man
LI.—The Hundred-Leaved Rose

Croatian Stories
LII.—Kraljevitch Marko
LIII.—The Daughter of the King of the Vilas
LIV.—The Wonder-Working Lock
LV.—The She-Wolf

Illyrian-Slovenish Stories
LVII.—The Friendship of a Vila and of the Months
LVIII.—The Fisherman’s Son
LIX.—The White Snake
LX.—The Vila


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