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…

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…

THE GLASS DOG (American Fairy Tales) By L. FRANK BAUM

THE GLASS DOG  http://ia600502.us.archive.org/13/items/childrensshortworks12_1107_librivox/childrensshortworks012_01_glassdog_pr.mp3 An accomplished wizard once lived on the top floor of a tenement house and passed his time in thoughtful study and studious thought. What he didn’t know about wizardry was hardly worth knowing, for he possessed all the books and recipes of all the wizards who had lived before him; and,…

THE MAGIC BON BONS (American Fairy Tales) By L. FRANK BAUM

There lived in Boston a wise and ancient chemist by the name of Dr. Daws, who dabbled somewhat in magic. There also lived in Boston a young lady by the name of Claribel Sudds, who was possessed of much money, little wit and an intense desire to go upon the stage. So Claribel went to…

THE LAUGHING HIPPOPOTAMUS (American Fairy Tales) By L. FRANK BAUM

On one of the upper branches of the Congo river lived an ancient and aristocratic family of hippopotamuses, which boasted a pedigree dating back beyond the days of Noah—beyond the existence of mankind—far into the dim ages when the world was new. They had always lived upon the banks of this same river, so that…