HOUSEHOLD STORIES from The BROTHERS GRIMM

51 Tales translated to English by Lucy Crane & Illustrated by Walter Crane

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166                            GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES.
" And where have you been all this time ? " asked his father.
" Oh, I have been in a mouse-hole and a snail's shell, in a cow's stomach and a wolfs inside : now, I think, I will stay at home."
" And we will not part with you for all the kingdoms of the world," cried the parents, as they kissed and hugged their dear little Tom Thumb. And they gave him something to eat and drink, and a new suit of clothes, as his old ones were soiled with travel.