Fairy Tales

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The Story of Sigurd

Part 36 of total 36 stories in the book The Red Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there was a King in the North who had won many wars, but now he was old. Yet he took a new wife, and then another Prince, who wanted to have married her, came up against him with a great army. The old King went out and fought bravely, but at last his sword broke, and he was wounded and his men fled.

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The Marvellous Musician – A Fairy Tale

Part 35 of total 36 stories in the book The Red Fairy Book.
  

There was once upon a time a marvellous musician. One day he was wandering through a wood all by himself, thinking now of one thing, now of another, till there was nothing else left to think about. Then he said to himself: `Time hangs very heavily on my hands when I’m all alone in the wood. I must try and find a pleasant companion.’

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