Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after . . .    Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after . . .

        Alice in Wonderland Clip Art Alice in Wonderland Fairy Tale



 
Fairy Tales :
 
Fairy Tales & Fables
Traditional Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales - 1
Grimm's Fairy Tales - 2
Hans Christian Andersen
Quotes from Fairy Tales
 
Fables :
 
Aesop's Fables - 1  
Aesop's Fables - 2
 
Stories :
 
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Art
Through the Looking Glass
 
Nursery Rhymes :
 

Nursery Rhymes - 1

Nursery Rhymes - 2

Nursery Rhymes - 3

Nursery Rhymes - 4

Nursery Rhymes - 5

Nursery Rhymes - 6

Nursery Rhymes - 7

Nursery Rhymes - 8

Nursery Rhymes - 9

Nursery Rhymes - 10

Nursery Rhymes - 11

Nursery Rhymes - 12

Nursery Rhymes - 13

Nursery Rhymes - 14

Nursery Rhymes - 15

Adult Fairy Tales :

Ambrose Bierce - 1

Ambrose Bierce - 2

Great Sites :
 

Fun & Games

Advertise Here

Amusement

Best Baby Names

Christmas Jokes

College Humor

Complete Nonsense

Fairy Tales

Famous Poems

Famous Quotes

Flowers

Framed Posters

Free Diet Plans

Free Song Lyrics

Free View Webcams

Friendship Quotes

Funny Cat Pictures

Funny Cats

Funny Jokes

Funny Jokes Online

Funny Pictures

Funny Poems

Funny Quotes

Ghost Pictures

Ghost Stories

Glaswegian

Healthy Recipes

Humorous Scripts

Humor Posters

Inspirational Poems

Insult Generator

Knock Knock Jokes

Limerick Poems

Limericks

Love Poems

Fantasy Books

Mockery

Model Posters

Movie Posters

Names Meanings

Rabbie Burns

Not Mensa

Photographs

Poet

Poker Articles

Posters

Quotations Online

Random Words

Riddles Online

Odd Jokes

Spam

Sports Posters

Duck Webcam

Strange Laws

Stupid Laws

Tongue Twisters

Top 100 Baby Names

Webmaster Articles

Weird Facts

Weird Websites

Weird

Work From Home

Worst City

Worst Jobs

Worst Jokes

Top Sites

   
Fairy-Tales.biz . . . for fairy tales and fables . . .
 

Grimm's Fairy Tales.

The Dog and the Sparrow

A sheep-dog had not a good master, but, on the contrary, one who
let him suffer hunger. As he could stay no longer with him, he
went quite sadly away. On the road he met a sparrow who said,
brother dog, why are you so sad. The dog replied, I am hungry,
and have nothing to eat. Then said the sparrow, dear brother,
come into the town with me, and I will satisy your hunger. So
they went into the town together, and when they came in front
of a butcher's shop the sparrow said to the dog, stay there, and
I will pick a bit of meat down for you, and he alighted on the
stall, looked about him to see that no one was observing him,
and pecked and pulled and tore so long at a piece which lay on
the edge, that it slipped down. Then the dog seized it, ran into
a corner, and devoured it. The sparrow said, now come with me
to another shop, and then I will get you one more piece that
you may be satisfied. When the dog had devoured the second piece
as well, the sparrow asked, brother dog, have you now had enough.
Yes, I have had meat enough, he answered, but I have had no
bread yet. Said the sparrow, you shall have that also, come
with me. Then he took him to a baker's shop, and pecked at a
couple of little buns till they rolled down, and as the dog
wanted still more, he led him to another stall, and again got
bread for him. When that was consumed, the sparrow said, brother
dog, have you now had enough. Yes, he replied, now we will walk
awhile outside the town.
Then they both went out on to the highway. The weather was warm,
however, and when they had walked a little way the dog said, I am
tired, and would like to sleep. Well, do sleep, answered the
sparrow, and in the meantime I will seat myself on a branch. So
the dog lay down on the road, and fell fast asleep. Whilst he lay
sleeping there, a waggoner came driving by, who had a cart with
three horses, laden with two barrels of wine. The sparrow,
however, saw that he was not going to turn aside, but was staying
in the wheel track in which the dog was lying, so it cried,
waggoner, don't do it, or I will make you poor. But the
waggoner growled to himself, you will not make me poor, and
cracked his whip and drove the cart over the dog, and the wheels
killed him. Then the sparrow cried, you have run over my brother
dog and killed him, it shall cost you your cart and horses. Cart
and horses indeed, said the waggoner. What harm can you do me.
And drove onwards. Then the sparrow crept under the cover of the
cart, and pecked so long at the same bung-hole that he got the
bung out, and then all the wine ran out without the driver
noticing it. But once when he was looking behind him he saw that
the cart was dripping, and looked at the barrels and saw that one
of them was empty. Unfortunate fellow that am I, cried he. Not
unfortunate enough yet, said the sparrow, and flew on to the head
of one of the horses and pecked his eyes out. When the driver
saw that, he drew out his axe and wanted to hit the sparrow, but
the sparrow flew into the air, and he hit his horse on the head
and it fell down dead. Oh, what an unfortunate man am I, cried
he. Not unfortunate enough yet, said the sparrow, and when the
driver drove on with the two hoses, the sparrow again crept
under the cover, and pecked the bung out of the second cask, so
all the wine was spilt. When the driver became aware of it, he
again cried, oh, what an unfortunate man am I. But the sparrow
replied, not unfortunate enough yet, and seated himself on the
head of the second horse, and pecked his eyes out. The driver
ran up to it and raised his axe to strike, but the sparrow flew
into the air and the blow struck the horse, which fell. Oh, what
an unfortunate man am I. Not unfortunate enough yet, said the
sparrow, and lighted on the third horse's head, and pecked out
his eyes. The driver, in his rage, struck at the sparrow without
looking round, and did not hit him but killed his third horse
likewise. Oh, what an unfortunate man am I, cried he.
Not unfortunate enough
yet, answered the sparrow. Now will I make you unfortunate in
your home, and flew away.
The driver had to leave the waggon standing, and full of anger
and vexation went home. Ah, said he to his wife, what misfortunes
I have had. My wine has run out, and the horses are all three
dead. Alas, husband, she answered, what a malicious bird has
come into the house. It has gathered together every bird there
is in the world, and they have fallen on our corn up there, and
are devouring it. Then he went upstairs, and thousands and
thousands of birds were sitting in the loft and had eaten up all
the corn, and the sparrow was sitting in the midst of them.
Then the driver cried, oh, what an unfortunate man am I.
Not unfortunate enough yet, answered the sparrow, waggoner, it
shall cost you your life as well, and flew out.
Then the waggoner had lost all his property, and he went
downstairs into the room, sat down behind the stove and was quite
furious and bitter. But the sparrow sat outside in front of the
window, and cried, waggoner, it shall cost you your life. Then
the waggoner snatched the axe and threw it at the sparrow, but it
only broke the window, and did not hit the bird. The sparrow
now hopped in, placed itself on the stove and cried, waggoner, it
shall cost you your life. The latter, quite mad and blind with
rage, smote the stove in twain, and as the sparrow flew from one
place to another so it fared with all his household furniture,
looking-glass, benches, table, and at last the walls of his house,
and yet he could not hit the bird. At length, however, he caught
it with his hand. Then his wife said, shall I kill it. No, cried
he, that would be too merciful. It shall die much more cruelly.
And he took it and swallowed it whole. The sparrow, however,
began to flutter about in his body, and fluttered up again into
the man's mouth, then it stretched out its head, and cried,
waggoner, it shall still cost you your life. The driver gave
the axe to his wife, and said, wife, kill the bird in my mouth
for me. The woman struck, but missed her blow, and hit the
waggoner square on his head, so that he fell dead. But the
sparrow flew up and away.


<-- Previous     |     Next -->

 
<< If you enjoyed this Fairy Tale check out our other Grimm's Fairy Tales >>

More Fairy Tales

 
. . . wishing you a happy ever after . . .
 
 
 
Wonderland :
 

 

 

 
 
   
 
Website Design Copyright 2009 by Weird-Websites.info