Fairy Tales from Brazil

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Fairy Tales from Brazil  (1917) 
by Elsie Spicer Eells
Fairy Tales from Brazil.djvu






FAIRY TALES FROM BRAZIL

FAIRY TALES
FROM BRAZIL

HOW AND WHY TALES FROM
BRAZILIAN FOLK-LORE

BY

ELSIE SPICER EELLS

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY
HELEN M. BARTONI





NEW YORK
DODD, MEAD & COMPANY
1917




COPYRIGHT, 1917,
BY DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, Inc.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Thanks are due to the publishers of Little Folks, Kindergarten-Primary Magazine, Everyland, Mayflower and Story Tellers' Magazine for the privilege of reprinting stories which they have published.

ELSIE SPICER EELLS

CONTENTS
PAGE
CHAPTER
Preface vii
I. How Night Came 3
II. How the Rabbit Lost His Tail 15
III. How the Toad Got His Bruises 23
IV. How the Tiger Got His Stripes 33
V. Why the Lamb is Meek 47
VI. Why the Tiger and the Stag Fear Each Other 61
VII. How the Speckled Hen Got Her Speckles 73
VIII. How the Monkey Became a Trickster 87
IX. How the Monkey and the Goat Earned Their Reputations 95
X. How the Monkey Got a Drink When He Was Thirsty 105
XI. How the Monkey Got Food When He Was Hungry 115
XII. Why the Bananas Belong to the Monkey 123
XIII. How the Monkey Escaped Being Eaten 135
XIV. Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail 145
XV. How the Black Became White 155
XVI. How the Pigeon Became a Tame Bird 165
XVII. Why the Sea Moans 177
XVIII. How the Brazilian Beetles Got Their Gorgeous Coats 201

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1963, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.