When Robin Hood learns that Allan-A-Dale's bride has been promised to an old man, he steps in to stop the wedding.
One memorable night, Rip Van Winkle plays a game of nine pins in the Catskill Mountains with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his crew and sleeps for 20 years.
Schoolmaster Ichabod Crane wooes the lovely Katerina Van Tassel and encounters the Headless Horseman.
When wandering the hillside in search of peace, one day King Midas changed upon a music contest between Pan and Apollo.
When the god Bacchus grants King Midas a wish, he asks for the ability to turn anything he touches into gold.
When Orpheus loses his wife Eurydice to a snakebite, he ventures into Hades to try to win her back.
Master sculptor Pygmalion falls in love with the statue of a woman he is carving.
Legendary Swiss hero William Tell is forced by a tyrant to shoot an apple off the top of his son's head.
Aesop, according to the best accounts, was a native of Phrygia, a province of the Lesser Asia, and born in the city Cotiæum. He was a person of a remarkable genius, and extraordinary character; for though he was born a slave, by the assistance of his genius and virtue, he procured his own emancipation.
Once upon a time there dwelt near a large wood a poor woodcutter, with his wife and two children by his former marriage, a little boy called Hansel, and a girl named Grethel. He had little enough to break or bite; and once, when there was a great famine in the land, he could not procure even his daily bread