England

The Burglar’s Ghost

I was once under the firm conviction that I had been largely helped up the ladder of life by the ghost of a once well-known burglar.

The Phantom Woman

He took an all-possessing, burning fancy to her from the first. She was neither young nor pretty, so far as he could see—but she was wrapped round with mystery.

King Alfred and the Beggar

At one time the Danes drove King Alfred from his kingdom, and he had to lie hidden for a long time on a little island in a river.

King Alfred the Great and the Cakes

After losing a battle to the Danes, King Alfred the Great found himself wandering the countryside in search of a meal and some rest.

Robin Hood Meets Allan-A-Dale

When Robin Hood learns that Allan-A-Dale's bride has been promised to an old man, he steps in to stop the wedding.

The Trouts and the Gudgeon

A fisherman in the month of May stood angling on the banks of the Thames with an artificial fly. He threw his bait with so much art, that a young Trout was rushing towards it, when she was prevented by her mother.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

S. E. Schlosser
Editor of WorldFolklore.net and AmericanFolklore.net, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.
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