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


Best Baby Names

Christmas Jokes

College Humor

Complete Nonsense

Fairy Tales

Famous Poems

Famous Quotes


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


Healthy Recipes

Humorous Scripts

Humor Posters

Inspirational Poems

Insult Generator

Knock Knock Jokes

Limerick Poems


Love Poems

Fantasy Books


Model Posters

Movie Posters

Names Meanings

Rabbie Burns

Not Mensa



Poker Articles


Quotations Online

Random Words

Riddles Online

Odd Jokes


Sports Posters

Duck Webcam

Strange Laws

Stupid Laws

Tongue Twisters

Top 100 Baby Names

Webmaster Articles

Weird Facts

Weird Websites


Work From Home

Worst City

Worst Jobs

Worst Jokes

Top Sites

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

Grimm's Fairy Tales.

The Stolen Farthings

A father was one day sitting at dinner with his wife and his
children, and a good friend who had come on a visit ate with
them. And as they thus sat, and it was striking twelve o'clock,
the stranger saw the door open, and a very pale child dressed
in snow-white clothes came in. It did not look around, and it
did not speak, but went straight into the next room. Soon
afterwards it came back, and went out at the door again in the
same quiet manner. On the second and on the third day, it came
also exactly in the same way. At last the stranger asked the
father to whom the beautiful child that went into the next room
every day at noon belonged. I have never seen it, said he,
neither did he know to whom it could belong. The next day when
it again came, the stranger pointed it out to the father, who
however did not see it, and the mother and the children also
all saw nothing. At this the stranger got up, went to the room
door, opened it a little, and peeped in. Then he saw the child
sitting on the ground, and busily digging and seeking about
between the boards of the floor, but
when it saw the stranger, it disappeared. He now told what
he had seen and described the child exactly, and the mother
recognized it, and said, ah, it is my dear child who died a
month ago. They took up the boards and found two farthings
which the child had once received from its mother that it
might give them to a poor man. It, however, had thought, you
can buy yourself a biscuit for that, and had kept the farthings,
and hidden them in the openings between the boards. And therefore
it had had no rest in its grave, and had come every day at noon
to seek for these farthings. The parents gave the money at
once to a poor man, and after that the child was never seen again.

<-- 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