Colored plates and numerous other illustrations give additional life to these tales derived from various sources, from india, France, Turkey, Armenia, and Denmark. "As fascinating as those that have gone before. The book is sure to enthral any child who may possess it, and many persons of more discreet years." (The Athenaeum) This book is fully illustrated and annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer. Contents: Preface Madschun The Blue Parrot Geirlaug The King's Daughter The Story Of Little King Loc 'A Long-Bow Story' Jackal Or Tiger? The Comb And The Collar The Thanksgiving Of The Wazir Samba The Coward Kupti And Imani The Strange Adventures Of Little Maia Diamond Cut Diamond The Green Knight The Five Wise Words Of The Guru The Golden-Headed Fish Dorani The Satin Surgeon The Billy Goat And The King The Story Of Zoulvisia Grasp All, Lose All The Fate Of The Turtle The Snake Prince The Prince And Princess In The Forest The Clever Weaver The Boy Who Found Fear At Last He Wins Who Waits The Steel Cane The Punishment Of The Fairy Gangana The Silent Princess
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