The Witch by Andrew Lang audiobook

The Witch

By Andrew Lang
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A widowed peasant man was left to raise his two twin children, a boy and a girl. He tried his best but nothing seemed to go right without a woman's touch. And so, he remarried and had more children but things were still not right - the stepmother was very mean to the twins, beating and starving them. This wasn't enough for the wicked stepmother and she decided to send them off into the woods where an evil witch lived. She tells the twins they are to go off and serve her sweet granny. Before the twins go off, they stop to visit their own grandmother and tell her where they are going. She immediately knows what their stepmother was up to and tells them to be good, kind children and never to steal a crumb from anyone and sends them off with a basket of provisions. Because of the children's kind and generous natures, the creatures of the witch's house are willing to help them escape and get back home to their father. Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish writer who collected fairy and folk tales from various cultures and put them together in twelve volumes of tales. He was noted for taking the tales from as many original sources as possible, keeping the fairy tales close to their intended meanings.

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A widowed peasant man was left to raise his two twin children, a boy and a girl. He tried his best but nothing seemed to go right without a woman's touch. And so, he remarried and had more children but things were still not right - the stepmother was very mean to the twins, beating and starving them. This wasn't enough for the wicked stepmother and she decided to send them off into the woods where an evil witch lived. She tells the twins they are to go off and serve her sweet granny. Before the twins go off, they stop to visit their own grandmother and tell her where they are going. She immediately knows what their stepmother was up to and tells them to be good, kind children and never to steal a crumb from anyone and sends them off with a basket of provisions. Because of the children's kind and generous natures, the creatures of the witch's house are willing to help them escape and get back home to their father. Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish writer who collected fairy and folk tales from various cultures and put them together in twelve volumes of tales. He was noted for taking the tales from as many original sources as possible, keeping the fairy tales close to their intended meanings.

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Author Bio: Andrew Lang

Author Bio: Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang (1844–1912), Scottish man of letters educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews, and Balliol College, Oxford, became a prolific and versatile London journalist. He took a leading part in the controversy with Max Müller and his school about the interpretation of mythology and folk tales. He published several volumes of verse and several solid contributions to the study of the philosophy and religion of primitive man. He also wrote the four-volume History of Scotland, A History of English Literature, and many fairy-tale collections, as well as works on Homer, Joan of Arc, Scott, Lockhart, Mary Stuart, John Knox, Prince Charlie, Tennyson, and others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English