Mabie. Folk Tales Every Child Should Know

Today's free book is Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Google Books. There is also a free audiobook at LibriVox. You can get a free Kindle ebook from Amazon too!


I. Hans in Luck
From Grimm's Fairy Tales.

II. Why the Sea is Salt
From "Popular Tales from the Norse," by Sir George Webbe Dasent, D.C.L.

III. The Lad Who Went to the North Wind From "Popular Tales from the Norse," by Sir George Webbe Dasent, D.C.L.

IV. The Lad and the Diel
From "Popular Tales from the Norse," by Sir George Webbe Dasent, D.C.L.

V. Ananzi and the Lion
From "Popular Tales from the Norse," by Sir George Webbe Dasent, D.C.L.

VI. The Grateful Foxes
From "Tales of Old Japan," by A.B. Mitford.

VII. The Badger's Money
From "Tales of Old Japan," by A.B. Mitford.

VIII. Why Brother Bear Has no Tail
From "Nights with Uncle Remus," by Joel Chandler Harris.

IX. The Origin of Rubies
From "Folk Tales of Bengal," by Rev. Lal Behari Day.

X. Long, Broad, and Sharpsight
Translated from the Bohemian by A.H. Wratislaw, M.A., in "Sixty Folk Tales, from Exclusively Slavonic Sources."

XI. Intelligence and Luck
Translated from the Bohemian by A.H. Wratislaw, M.A., in "Sixty Folk Tales, from Exclusively Slavonic Sources."

XII. George with the Goat
Translated from the Bohemian by A.H. Wratislaw, M.A., in "Sixty Folk Tales, from Exclusively Slavonic Sources."

XIII. The Wonderful Hair
Translated from the Serbian by A.H. Wratislaw, M.A., in "Sixty Folk Tales, from Exclusively Slavonic Sources."

XIV. The Dragon and the Prince
Translated from the Serbian by A.H. Wratislaw, M.A., in "Sixty Folk Tales, from Exclusively Slavonic Sources."

XV. The Good Children
A Little Russian story of Galicia. Translated by A.H. Wratislaw, M.A., in "Sixty Folk Tales, from Exclusively Slavonic Sources."

XVI. The Dun Horse
From "Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk Tales," by George Bird Grinnell.

XVII. The Greedy Youngster
From the Norwegian tale of Peter Christen Asbjörnsen.

XVIII. Hans, Who Made the Princess Laugh
From the Norwegian tale of Peter Christen Asbjörnsen.

XIX. The Story of Tom Tit Tot
An old Suffolk Tale, given in the dialect of East Anglia. From "Tom Tit Tot. An Essay on Savage Philosophy in Folk Tale," by Edward Clodd.

XX. The Peasant Story of Napoleon
From "The Country Doctor," by Honoré de Balzac. Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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