Fairy Tales

 
CAT AND MOUSE IN PARTNERSHIP

A cat and mouse set up home together. They think ahead to prepare for winter, so they store fat cream in a nearby Church. Winter arrives and they go for their supply. But all the cream has gone. Who was the culprit?

 
 
CLEVER ELSIE

A man wanted a wife, but she had to be clever. Clever Elsie supposedly fitted the bill. But was she truly clever or indeed very dumb?

 
 
DR KNOWALL

A poor peasant called Crabb sold his load to a Dr. He was envious of the Dr and asked the Dr if he too could be a Dr. The true Dr advices Crabb what to do. Was Crabb successful in his new job?

 
 
FIVE OUT OF ONE POD

5 peas in a pod were eventually released into the big wide world. How did they all fair?

 
 
GAMBLING HANSEL

So bad was his habit, he gambled away his house. He even gambled the monies that St Peter and the Lord gave him to buy bread when they came down to earth. The Lord gave Hansel 3 wishes. What do you think he wished for?


HANS MARRIED

Hans was a young peasant. His uncle resolved one day to find him a 'rich' wife. How did his uncle get on? Did he get Hans a 'rich' wife, or did he fail?

 
 
GOOD LUCK CAN LIE IN A PIN

It is said that you make your own luck. So is the case in this story. A pear tree in his garden yielded no fruit. He was born in poverty, and poverty followed him everywhere. He made umbrellas. One day he put a pin in the hook. Orders from the USA flew in. Had his luck changed?

 
OLD SULTAN

A farmer had a faithful dog –Old Sultan. The farmer now felt that Sultan was no good as he was old, and he told his wife he was going to kill him. Sultan overheard and related his predicament to the Wolf his good friend. The Wolf advices Sultan what to do. Does the plan work?


THE QUEEN BEE

A King had 3 sons who left the Palace to try their luck in the world. The first 2 sons were wicked. The third son kind. As they travel along they come to a castle. Unknown to them there is a princess there. Whoever rescues her-gets to marry her. The victor has to pass 3 challenging tasks.

 
THE CANDLES

The wax candle boasted how it was made and the places it lit up. He bragged and boasted and made the tallow candle feel so small. Did the tallow candle retailiate?

 
THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

Starting on Sunday throughto Saturday, listen to how each day sees itself.


SUNSHINES'S STORIES

The wind, the rain and the sun all wanted to tell each other a story of their travels. The sun won. Did it bore the others?

 
 
THE DEVIL AND HIS GRANDMOTHER

3 soldiers desert the army due to low wages. A dragonfly who is really the devil rescues them. In 7 years they must solve 3 riddles. If they solve the riddles, then they can keep the whip that whips up gold which he gave them. If not.............their soul belongs to him!

 
THE DOG AND THE SPARROW

A sparrow befriended an aged dog and fed the starving dog. Whilst the dog was sleeping a wagon went over the dog and killed him. The sparrow vowed revenge on the waggoner. Oh what havoc the sparrow wrecked on the wagonner.

 
THE DURATION OF LIFE

Find out how man came to be given 70 years to live on earth.


EVE'S VARIOUS CHILDREN

Funny story about Eve. The Lord wanted to pay Adam and Eve a visit. Eve had pretty children, and she hid her 'ugly' children. When she saw the Lord bestow blessings on her pretty children....did she bring forth her 'ugly' children for a blessing too, or did they remain hidden?

 
 
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

The Emperor was proud of the clothes he had. One day two tailors came to town and proclaimed that they could make the Emperor splendid garments. BUT...anyone who was not fit for office would not see the clothes...the clothes would be invisible. Did the cheats pull it off?

 
 
THE FOX AND THE CAT

A cat greeted a fox. The Fox replied everso harshly. The fox bragged about its cunning and prowess. The cat only knew one thing which she told the fox about how to survive. The fox was scornful. Along came some hounds. Did the fox heed the cats warning and survive?


CLEVER GRETHEL

A maid in her master's house was a good cook. Her master had invited a guest for dinner. Grethel roasted 2 chickens.She had a jug of wine, and that was it. She could no longer resist the smell of the chickens. Bit by bit she ate the chicken. Would any chicken be left for the guest?

 
 
THE FOX AND THE HORSE

A peasant had a horse who was no longer any use to him and the peasant decided that he would only to continue to feed the horse if he bought him a live Lion. The Horse was besides himself. The fox told the horse exactly what to do. Did their plan work?


GOING A TRAVELLING

Hard of hearing was her young son. He insisted on going out into the big wide world to find his fortune. His mother advised him against it, but he still went. How did he get on?


THE UNGRATEFUL SON

A man and woman were seated and just about to tuck into a roasted chicken. The man saw his aged father approaching, and hid the chicken to stop his father having any. He was subsequently punished. How?

 
 
THE GODFATHER

A poor man already had so many children. Then another child was born. He had run out of Godparents. He had a dream and when he awoke he resolved to follow his dream through. A stranger met him and gave him a glass of water with healing properties. The stranger was 'Death'.


GODFATHER DEATH

A poor man already had 12 children. Then came the 13th. He wanted a Godfather for his 13th child. He took to the streets. He met God first. Then the Devil. Finally he met Death. Who did the man chose to be the godfather of his 13th child?

 
 
THE GOLDEN GOOSE

A man had 3 sons. His third son was despised by all the family. They all called him 'simpleton'. He was a kind hearted young lad. As a reward for showing an elderly man kindness, he was gifted with a golden goose. Listen to his adventures.

 
 
THE GOOD BARGAIN

A poor peasant sold his cow for 7 thalers. As it turns out he was very foolish, and as a result he got 'bumped'. He resolved to report the incident to the King. When the King's daughter heard the mans woes she laughed so hard. She was given to the peasant as a wife as a reward decreed the King. What was the peasants response?

 
 
THE LITTLE FOLKS PRESENT

A tailor and goldsmith are out travelling. They come to a 'weird' set of folk. Before they leave they are presented with coal as a present. In the morning the coal that filled their pockets was now gold. Who was greedy? Who went back for more? What happened as a result?


THE GIANT AND THE TAILOR

A tailor was forever bragging. Did this eventually get him into trouble when he met a giant?


THE NAIL

A merchant was in a hurry to get home. He stopped off to rest in town. The stable boy told the merchant that a nail was wanting. But the merchant was in a hurry. Did he wait for the smith to shoe the horse?

 
 
THE OLD MAN AND HIS GRANDSON

A little boy lives with his parents and his grandfather. The old man is incapableof minial tasks such as eating without dribbling. He is often scolded and shunned by the parents. One day the little grandson makes a wooden bowl.Asked why, his answer stuns his parents.


THE DEATH OF THE LITTLE RED HEN

A greedy hen agrees to share a nut kernel with the cock when they were out togther. The hen finds a very very large nut kernel but refuses to share it. What happened?

 
 
THE OLD MAN MADE YOUNG AGAIN

The Lord together with St Peter pay a visit to earth. Whilst spending the night at a blacksmith's abode, a beggar asks alms off the blacksmith. St Peter encourages the Lord to make him young again. The Lord obliges. What happens next?


THE LORD'S ANIMALS AND THE DEVILS

The Lord was distressed that the goats caused so much damage to crop and land, that he sent wolves to destroy the goats. This angered the devil who sought revenge. What did the devil do?

 
 
THE OLD WOMAN IN THE WOOD

A poor servant girl travelling with the family were ambushed by robbers. She was the only one who escaped and ran into the woods. There a dove came daily to meet her everyday needs. But this was no ordinary dove.


THE THREE BROTHERS

A man had three sons.He did not know who to bequeath his house to. So he sent all three into the world to go and learn a trade, and whoever in his opinion learnt the best trade would get the house after his death. How did the brothers get on?

 
THE PEASANT AND THE DEVIL

A crafty far sighted peasant outwits the devil.


THE CRUMBS ON THE TABLE

An old fellow encourages his dogs to come and eat the crumbs on the table whilst their mistress was out.


THE EAR OF CORN

Once upon a time, a crop of corn yielded four or five hundred fold. Nowadays a crop yields a mere fifty or sixty fold. Why was the Lord so angry with man that the crop yield fell so drastically?

 
THE PEASANT IN HEAVEN

A rich man and a peasant arrive in heaven at the same time. The rich man goes in first, and there is so much noise. When the peasant enters......he is greeted with silence. Why?


LEAN LISA

Oh what a nag Lisa was. She moaned about everything. How does her husband put up with it?


SHARING JOY AND SORROW

A man constantly beats and attacks his wife. Eventually he is reported to the Courts by concerned neighbours. He appears before the judge and is told to mend his ways, or else. Listen to his excuse when he is brought before the judge again for not heeding the warning.

 
 
THE POOR MAN AND THE RICH MAN

The Lord took a day trip to earth one evening. He sees a splendid looking house, and a poor hut opposite. He knocks on the big splendid house, but gets rebuffed. He is welcomed into the home of the poor man.The Lord rewards the poor man. What did the rich man do?

 
 
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

A prince desperately wanted to marry a princess. He travelled far and wide without success. He finally returns home despondant. One rainy night there was a knock at the door. A bedraggled looking lady claimed to be a princess and needed shelter. Was she really a princess though?


THE NAUGHTY BOY

It was a cold winter's rainy night when there was a rap at the door. The old man of the house allows the boy in and warms him up by the fire and feeds him. His name is Cupid. He rewards the old man by shooting an arrow at the old man. Why?

 
 
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

A reluctant bride tries to tell her father that she doesn't want to marry her parents chosen groom. The groom is angry that his birde to be hasn't visited his home deep in the woods. She reluctantly pays him a visit, but my o my....what a surprise awaited her!

 
THE SEVEN RAVENS

They had 7 seven sons and longed for a daughter. A daughter was born to them, but she was sickly. They wanted her baptised before she died, so the girl's parents sent one of their sons to get some water.However, all 7 boys went but delayed their return. Their father cursed them all. What did they turn into?

 
 
THE SHEPHERD BOY

A wise shepherd's boy fame was talked about in the whole town. His wisdom came to the King who announced that he would set the shepherd boy 3 questions, and if he answered all 3 correctly, the King would adpoted him as his son. Did the King adopt him?


THE STAR MONEY

An orphaned little girl had lost all, and wandered into the woods. On her travels, she meets various people, and gives them the little she has. How was she rewarded?


THE STOLEN FARTHINGS

A little boy dies, but has no rest, because when he was alive he disobeyed his parents. Was he able to rectify the damage?


BRIDES ON THEIR TRAIL

Undecided who to marry, a son confides in his mother. His mother's advice is to set all 3 ladies a task. Whoever won- he should take as his bride.


ODDS AND ENDS

She was bethrothed to her husband, but she was lazy. She could bearly spin a yarn, but her industrious maid made a dress out of the discarded yarn. Her careless word about the dress opened her bridegroom's eyes. Would he still marry his bride, or turn to the industrious maid?

 
 
THE SHROUD

Her only son died. She was besides herself. His mother cried non stop. One day her dead son visits his mother and asks her something. What was it?


THE BRIGHT SUN BRINGS IT TO LIGHT

Poor and distraught, a young man looking for work comes across a Jewish man and robs him, then kills him. How long would he get away with this heinous crime?


THE WILFUL CHILD

A hard of hearing young child dies. Would she find peace in the grave?

 
THE THREE SNAKE LEAVES

A King's daughter had an unusual request. She wanted her husband to be buried alive with her when she died. This terrified a number of suitors. One man however, loved the princess so much that he married her. She later died. Was he buried alive with her?

 
 
THE THREE SPINNERS

A woman had an idle daughter. One day she whipped her daughter so hard, that the Queen heard the girls screams as sherode past. The Queen took the girl to her palace and asked her to spin yarn. But the girl didn't know how to. What was she to do now?


THE STRAW; THE COAL AND THE BEAN

The straw; the coal and the bean decided to head out to another country. All went well until they came to a

 
 
THE WHITE BRIDE AND THE BLACK ONE

A wicked stepmother and her daughter were rude to the Lord who paid a visit to to earth. This angered the Lord. He did however grant 3 wishes to the kind hearted girl who showed him the way to the village. How would the step mother react?

 
 
TOM THUMB AS A JOURNEYMAN

Tom Thumb wanted to know what the world had to offer. Tom was no bigger than a man's thumb. Listen to his adventures.

 
 
TWELVE BY THE MAIL

It is New Year's Eve. The clock is just about to strike 12 o clock. A coach load full of 12 people get out. Starting with January, each person talks about their month of the year.

 
 
WISE FOLKS

Trina was such a dumb wife that Hans her husband threatened to beat her black and blue, but first he wanted to go out into the highway to see if there was anyone worse than his wife. If he found such a person, he would spare his wife the whip. Did he find someone?

 
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