THE MALTESE CAT (THE DAY’S WORK) By Rudyard Kipling

They had good reason to be proud, and better reason to be afraid, all twelve of them; for though they had fought their way, game by game, up the teams entered for the polo tournament, they were meeting the Archangels that afternoon in the final match; and the Archangels men were playing with half a…

Folk and Fairy tales to celebrate Europe Day

Europe Day is celebrated on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union. Therefore fairytalenight.com presents a folk or fairy tale from each member country of the European Union. I tried to give example that are reflective of the spirit and culture of the country or one that…

Bearslayer by Andrejs Pumpurs (1841-1902)

CANTO I THE REVELATION OF BEARSLAYER Scene 1: The Council of the Baltic gods The gods gather In azure vaults of heaven soaring bright, In lofty castles filled with endless joy, The God of Thunder, Perkons, dwells in light, And pleasure knows whose sweetness cannot cloy. The Baltic gods in council gathered there, Of Destiny’s…