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The Key of Gold: 23 Czech Folk Tales

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Not your common fairy tales, this collection is a mixture of morals, quirkiness, and sarcasm. In it one finds ironic derivatives (if not roots) of well known fairy tales such as “The Brave Little Taylor” and “Beauty and the Beast,” as well as some more unusual settings to impart the popular fairy tale themes of justice and happily ever after. Most stories are told with wry humor and often shocking irreverence for the expected fairy tale turn out. This is NOT a book for children, but one for adults who love fairy tales, and enjoy making fun of them.

DISCLAIMER: Story 09 contains some racially offensive material in its ending. Due to the LibriVox mission of reading, rather than rewriting, literature in the public domain, it has not been omitted from this anthology. (Summary by MariaSC) (3 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Introduction

5:13

Read by Maria Celano

The Twelve Months

17:35

Read by Maria Celano

VÍTAZKO

28:23

Read by Maria Celano

Boots, Cloak, and Ring

13:56

Read by Brian Knapp

Silly Jura

6:02

Read by Jessica Orlando

Sleepy John

9:04

Read by Peter Yearsley

Three Doves

31:26

Read by Christiane Levesque

The Bear, the Eagle, and the Fish

6:31

Read by Maria Celano

Kojata

7:38

Read by Maddie

Shepherd Hynek

21:01

Read by Brian Knapp

The Three Roses

4:15

Read by Alys AtteWater

The Enchanted Princess

11:42

Read by featherheadfop

The Twin Brothers

10:26

Read by Alys AtteWater

The Waternick

6:19

Read by Christiane Levesque

The Man Who Met Misery

4:57

Read by Maddie

Nine at a Blow

6:35

Read by Brian Knapp

A Clever Lass

5:48

Read by Maddie

The Soldier and the Devil

6:24

Read by Christiane Levesque

Old Nick and Kitty

3:31

Read by Elizabeth Palmer

The Knight Bambus

4:12

Read by featherheadfop

Francis and Martin

4:11

Read by Christiane Levesque

Witches at the Cross

1:27

Read by Christiane Levesque

The Witch and the Horseshoes

1:53

Read by Elizabeth Palmer

The Haunted Mill

1:38

Read by Christiane Levesque