GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES - online book

130 Fairy Stories Adapted & Arranged for young people

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and as she grew up, the young knight loved her so dearly, that they were married with great rejoicings.
Nov/, when the two sisters saw little Two Eyes carried away by the handsome young knight, they were overjoyed at their good fortune. "The wonderful tree belongs to us now," 'they said; " even if we cannot break off a branch, yet everybody who passes will stop to admire it, and make acquaintance with us, and, who knows, we may get husbands after all."
But, when they rose the next morning, lo! the tree had vanished, and with it all their hopes. And on this very morning, when little Two Eyes looked out of her chamber window of the castle, she saw, to her great joy, that the tree had followed her.
Little Two Eyes lived for a long time in great happiness; but she heard nothing of her sisters, till one day, two poor women came to the castle, to beg for alms. Little Two Eyes saw them, and, looking earnestly in their faces, she recognized her two sisters, who had become so poor that they were obliged to beg their bread from door to door. "
But the good sister received them most kindly, and promised to take care of them and give them all they wanted. And then they did indeed repent and feel sorry for having treated her so badly in their youthful days.
A peasant once had a faithful horse who had grown old and could not serve his master any longer, and therefore he did not care to provide him with food, so he said to him : " I really do not want you any more, for you are of no use to me, but if you can prove your strength by bringing me a lion, I will keep you as long as you live; but now just walk out of my stable and go and make yourself a home in the fields."
The horse, feeling very sad, wandered away till he came to a wood, so that he might shelter himself under the trees in bad weather. A fox met him, and said: " Friend, why do you hang your head and look so lonely ?"
" Ah," replied the the horse, " avarice and fidelity cannot dwell