THE QUEEN OF QUOK (American Fairy Tales) By L. FRANK BAUM

A king once died, as kings are apt to do, being as liable to shortness of breath as other mortals. It was high time this king abandoned his earth life, for he had lived in a sadly extravagant manner, and his subjects could spare him without the slightest inconvenience. His father had left him a…

How the Tiger Got His Stripes (Fairy Tales from Brazil, 1917) by Elsie Spicer Eells

http://ia600500.us.archive.org/13/items/fairy_tales_brazil_1006_librivox/fairytalesfrombrazil_04_eells.mp3 Once upon a time, ages and ages ago, so long ago that the tiger had no stripes upon his back and the rabbit still had his tail, there was a tiger who had a farm. The farm was very much overgrown with underbrush and the owner sought a workman to clear the ground for…

THE GIRL WHO OWNED A BEAR (American Fairy Tales) By L. FRANK BAUM

Mamma had gone down-town to shop. She had asked Nora to look after Jane Gladys, and Nora promised she would. But it was her afternoon for polishing the silver, so she stayed in the pantry and left Jane Gladys to amuse herself alone in the big sitting-room upstairs. The little girl did not mind being…