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The first law of story-telling.... Every man is bound to leave a story better than he found it.
My story being done,
She gave me for my pains a world of sighs;
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Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has b ...
"A likely story indeed!" said the Pigeon, in a tone of the deepest contempt. "I've seen a good many little girls in my time, but n ...
There is one story and one story only
That will prove worth your telling,
Whether as learned bard or gifted child;
In middle life each man wrote a long elegiac work centering on the death of someone very near his heart: Tennyson's In Memoriam su ...
The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, "as a dream doth flatter." It heroe ...
Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany, a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable, happy; one day he abandoned his w ...
It's an absolutely humbling experience to have literally hundreds of people looking at you with their eyes telling a story of thei ...
Cinderella and the prince
lived, they say, happily ever after,
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