Making a Sensation

“Do you intend going to Mrs. Walshingham’s party, next week, Caroline?” asked Miss Melvina Fenton of her friend Caroline Gay. “It is said that it will be a splendid affair.”

“I have not made up my mind, Melvina.”

“O you’ll go of course. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

“I am much inclined to think that I will stay at home or spend my evening in some less brilliant assemblage,” Caroline Gay replied in a quiet tone.

Rosanella – A French Fairy Tale

Part 5 of total 5 stories in the book The Green Fairy Book.
  

Everybody knows that though the fairies live hundreds of years they do sometimes die, and especially as they are obliged to pass one day in every week under the form of some animal, when of course they are liable to accident. It was in this way that death once overtook the Queen of the Fairies,

The Enchanted Watch – A French Fairy Tale

Part 4 of total 5 stories in the book The Green Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there lived a rich man who had three sons. When they grew up, he sent the eldest to travel and see the world, and three years passed before his family saw him again. Then he returned, magnificently dressed, and his father was so delighted with his behaviour, that he gave a great feast in his honour, to which all the relations and friends were invited.

The Story of Caliph Stork

Part 3 of total 5 stories in the book The Green Fairy Book.
  

Caliph Chasid, of Bagdad, was resting comfortably on his divan one fine afternoon. He was smoking a long pipe, and from time to time he sipped a little coffee which a slave handed to him, and after each sip he stroked his long beard with an air of enjoyment. In short, anyone could see that the Caliph was in an excellent humour.

The Half-Chick – A Spanish Tale

Part 2 of total 5 stories in the book The Green Fairy Book.
  

Once upon a time there was a handsome black Spanish hen, who had a large brood of chickens. They were all fine, plump little birds, except the youngest, who was quite unlike his brothers and sisters. Indeed, he was such a strange, queer-looking creature, that when he first chipped his shell his mother could scarcely believe her eyes,