The Violet Fairy Book: Complete (Paperback)

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One night a peasant who was returning home from a feast wandered a little farther into theTontlawald, and came back with the same story. A countless number of women and children weregathered round a huge fire, and some were seated on the ground, while others danced strangedances on the smooth grass. One old crone had a broad iron ladle in her hand, with which everynow and then she stirred the fire, but the moment she touched the glowing ashes the childrenrushed away, shrieking like night owls, and it was a long while before they ventured to steal back.And besides all this there had once or twice been seen a little old man with a long beard creeping outof the forest, carrying a sack bigger than himself. The women and children ran by his side, weepingand trying to drag the sack from off his back, but he shook them off, and went on his way. Therewas also a tale of a magnificent black cat as large as a foal, but men could not believe all the wonderstold by the peasant, and it was difficult to make out what was true and what was false in his story.However, the fact remained that strange things did happen there, and the King of Sweden, to whomthis part of the country belonged, more than once gave orders to cut down the haunted wood, butthere was no one with courage enough to obey his commands. At length one man, bolder than therest, struck his axe into a tree, but his blow was followed by a stream of blood and shrieks as of ahuman creature in pain. The terrified woodcutter fled as fast as his legs would carry him, and afterthat neither orders nor threats would drive anybody to the enchanted moor.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798705067244
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 6th, 2021
Pages: 184
Language: English