“The three billy-goats Gruff”
Once on a time there were three Billy-goats, who were to go up to the hill-side to make themselves fat, and the name of all three was “Gruff.”
On the way up was a bridge over a burn they had to cross; and under the bridge lived a great ugly Troll, with eyes as big as saucers, and a nose as long as a poker.
“The Ash lad and his good helpers”
“Once upon a time there was a king who proclaimed that anyone who could build a ship that sailed as well on land and water – and through the air too, would get the princess’s hand in marriage and half the kingdom.”
“White Bear King Valemon”
“Once upon a time there was a king with two daughters who were ugly and evil, but a third who was as fair and soft as the bright day. One night, his third daughter dreamt of a golden wreath so lovely that she couldn’t live without it. ”
“The Ash lad and the Hungry Troll”
“Once there lived a woodcutter who had three sons. The eldest two lads were big and strong, but the third boy was different.
His name was Ash lad, and he loved to sit in front of the hearth and read and dream. The elder boys often teased him.”