The Silent Princess

Part 28 of total 28 stories in the book The Olive Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there lived in Turkey a pasha who had only one son,
and so dearly did he love this boy that he let him spend the whole day
amusing himself, instead of learning how to be useful like his
friends.

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The Punishment of the Fairy Gangana

Part 27 of total 28 stories in the book The Olive Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there lived a king and queen who ruled over a country
so small that you could easily walk round it in one day. They were
both very good, simple people; not very wise, perhaps, but anxious to
be kind to everybody; and this was often a mistake, for the king
allowed all his subjects to talk at once, and offer advice upon the
government of the kingdom as well as upon private matters. And the end
of it all was,

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The Steel Cane

Part 26 of total 28 stories in the book The Olive Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there lived an old woman who had a small cottage on
the edge of the forest. Behind the cottage was a garden in which all
sorts of vegetables grew, and, beyond that, a field with two or three
cows in it, so her neighbours considered her quite rich, and envied
her greatly.

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He Wins Who Waits

Part 25 of total 28 stories in the book The Olive Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there reigned a king who had an only daughter. The
girl had been spoiled by everybody from her birth, and, besides being
beautiful, was clever and wilful, and when she grew old enough to be
married she refused to have anything to say to the prince whom her
father favoured, but declared she would choose a husband for herself.

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The Boy Who Found Fear at Last

Part 24 of total 28 stories in the book The Olive Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there lived a woman who had one son whom she loved
dearly. The little cottage in which they dwelt was built on the
outskirts of a forest, and as they had no neighbours, the place was
very lonely, and the boy was kept at home by his mother to bear her
company.

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