The GREEN Fairy Book - online children's book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

Home Main Menu Order Support About Search

Share page  

Previous Contents Next

THE WHITE SNAKE                          319
death with his great hoofs." The servant at once turned into a side path, and the ant king called after him: "We'll remember and reward you."
The road next led through a wood, where he saw a father and mother raven standing by their nest and
throwing out their young. "Away with you, you young rascals!" they cried. "We can't feed you any longer. You are quite big enough to support yourselves now." The poor little birds lay on the ground flapping and beat­ing their wings, and shrieked: "We poor helpless chil­dren, feed ourselves indeed ! Why, we can't even fly yet. What can we do but die of hunger?" Then the kind youth dismounted, drew his sword, and killing his horsa
Previous Contents Next