The Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores
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The Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores

By Elsie Spicer Eells
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  • Nothing but the Sea, Sky and Rock
  • THE ISLANDS OF MAGIC
    • PRINCESS BLUEGREEN OF THE SEVEN CITIES
      • The Story of the Origin of the Azores
      • King Graywhite struck his royal sword against the great wall
    • The Story of the Origin of the Azores
    • King Graywhite struck his royal sword against the great wall
    • THE ISLANDS OF FLOWERS
      • Another Story of the Origin of the Islands
      • She could not hold them all
    • Another Story of the Origin of the Islands
    • She could not hold them all
    • WHY DOGS SNIFF
      • The Story of the Dogs' Dinner Party
      • "Will somebody please pass the pepper?"
    • The Story of the Dogs' Dinner Party
    • "Will somebody please pass the pepper?"
    • LONGSTAFF, PINEPULLER AND ROCKHEAVER
      • The Story of Three Friends
      • The three friends journeyed on together
    • The Story of Three Friends
    • The three friends journeyed on together
    • THE TABLE, THE SIFTER AND THE PINCHERS
      • The Story of the King's Laborer and His Wages
      • "Table, set yourself," said the man
    • The Story of the King's Laborer and His Wages
    • "Table, set yourself," said the man
    • LINDA BRANCA AND HER MASK
      • The Story of the Girl Who Did Not Like To Be Pretty
      • She quietly stole out of the house
    • The Story of the Girl Who Did Not Like To Be Pretty
    • She quietly stole out of the house
    • FRESH FIGS
      • The Story of a Clever Youth and a Foolish One
      • The two rabbits came running up to him
    • The Story of a Clever Youth and a Foolish One
    • The two rabbits came running up to him
    • PETER-OF-THE-PIGS
      • The Story of a Sharp Lad and a Sharper
      • He buried it halfway in the sand
    • The Story of a Sharp Lad and a Sharper
    • He buried it halfway in the sand
    • THE PRINCESS WHO LOST HER RINGS
      • The Story the Lame Old Women Told
      • The two old women, the princess, the king and queen, and all the courtiers followed
    • The Story the Lame Old Women Told
    • The two old women, the princess, the king and queen, and all the courtiers followed
    • THE MASTER OF MAGIC
      • The Story of a Boy who Learned His Lessons in School
      • The horse had changed into a kernel of corn
    • The Story of a Boy who Learned His Lessons in School
    • The horse had changed into a kernel of corn
    • ST. ANTHONY'S GODCHILD
      • The Story of Antonia who became a King's Page
      • He climbed up the high wall of the palace
    • The Story of Antonia who became a King's Page
    • He climbed up the high wall of the palace
    • TROUBLE WHEN ONE'S YOUNG
      • The Story of a Maid's Choice
      • "Oh, stone from my garden wall," she was saying
    • The Story of a Maid's Choice
    • "Oh, stone from my garden wall," she was saying
    • THE LITTLE MAID WHO WAS WISE
      • The Story of a Robber Who was Outwitted
      • They were big and heavy, but her great fear gave her strength
    • The Story of a Robber Who was Outwitted
    • They were big and heavy, but her great fear gave her strength
    • MANOEL LITTLEBEAN
      • The Story of How He Helped His Father
      • He saw the quantities of gold
    • The Story of How He Helped His Father
    • He saw the quantities of gold
    • THE NECKLACE OF PEARLS
      • The Story of a Water-nymph and an Island Lad
      • "Take me home as fast as you can!"
    • The Story of a Water-nymph and an Island Lad
    • "Take me home as fast as you can!"
    • THE DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF NAPLES
      • The Story of a Prince's Quest
      • Then he sorrowfully returned to his waiting ship
    • The Story of a Prince's Quest
    • Then he sorrowfully returned to his waiting ship
    • MARIA-OF-THE-FOREST
      • The Story of a King and His Fate
    • The Story of a King and His Fate
    • THE SEVEN ENCHANTED PRINCES
      • The Story of How Honoria Kept Her Promise
      • "We never have looked so neat and clean"
    • The Story of How Honoria Kept Her Promise
    • "We never have looked so neat and clean"
    • THE LISTENING KING
      • The Story of the Trouble Which Came to Him
      • The miller and his wife were the most surprised people in the whole country
    • The Story of the Trouble Which Came to Him
    • The miller and his wife were the most surprised people in the whole country
    • JOSÉ THE BEAST SLAYER
      • The Story of a Boy Who Grew Up in the Forest
      • He frowned down at José
    • The Story of a Boy Who Grew Up in the Forest
    • He frowned down at José
    • THE PRINCESS OF THE LOST ISLAND
      • The Story of Euphemia and Her Good Deeds
    • The Story of Euphemia and Her Good Deeds
    • WHY THE ALVÉLOA BIRD RECEIVED A BLESSING
      • The Story of the Bird of Good Luck
    • The Story of the Bird of Good Luck
    • WHY THE CODORNIZ BIRD RECEIVED A CURSE
      • A Story of the Bird Who Walks Humbly
    • A Story of the Bird Who Walks Humbly
    • OUTSIDE THE DOOR LIKE THE MOTHER OF ST. PETER
      • A Story of Why She Stays Outside
      • "Alms! Alms!"
    • A Story of Why She Stays Outside
    • "Alms! Alms!"
    • WHY THE OWL FLIES AT NIGHT
      • A Story of Good St. Anthony
      • Pedro lifted the two great jars and slowly climbed up the hill
    • A Story of Good St. Anthony
    • Pedro lifted the two great jars and slowly climbed up the hill
    • THE LABORER AND HIS MASTER
      • The Story of a Man Who Outfitted Another
    • The Story of a Man Who Outfitted Another
    • 'TIS FAITH WHICH SAVES
      • The Story of a Maid Who Was Betrothed to One She Trusted
      • It appeared that the fair maid would die
    • The Story of a Maid Who Was Betrothed to One She Trusted
    • It appeared that the fair maid would die
    • ST. BRENDAN'S ISLAND
      • The Story of the Little Maid Who Found It
      • One evening just at sunset
    • The Story of the Little Maid Who Found It
    • One evening just at sunset
    • THE SILENT CAVALIER
      • The Story of the Peach Tree
      • The peaceful snow-capped summit of Mt. Pico
    • The Story of the Peach Tree
    • The peaceful snow-capped summit of Mt. Pico
    • THE ENCHANTED PALACE
      • The Story of Lake Ginjal
      • The beautiful enchanted palace in the lake of Ginjal
    • The Story of Lake Ginjal
    • The beautiful enchanted palace in the lake of Ginjal
    • THE FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
      • A Story of the Islands in the Bay of Angra
      • He bowed his head upon his hands
    • A Story of the Islands in the Bay of Angra
    • He bowed his head upon his hands
    • THE MILLER'S CLOAK
      • The Story of a Man Who Tried to Stay Home from Church
      • He wrapped himself in the brown cloak and went out through the fierce blinding storm
    • The Story of a Man Who Tried to Stay Home from Church
    • He wrapped himself in the brown cloak and went out through the fierce blinding storm
    • THE MAGIC MOUTHFUL
      • The Story of a Woman Who Quarreled
      • She ran to the water jar
    • The Story of a Woman Who Quarreled
    • She ran to the water jar
    • THE MESSENGERS
      • The Story of a Youth Who Met Death
      • A fierce storm arose
    • The Story of a Youth Who Met Death
    • A fierce storm arose
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