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1918. The stories found in this volume aim to faithfully reflect the spirit of the common folk. The stories are mostly genuine fairy tales bearing at times some resemblance to the tales heard in other lands. However, they are more often legends and wayside stories that are undeniably Dutch from start to finish with droll touches of humor. Some are parables or allegories on life. The author spent many years as a resident of Holland and has personal knowledge of the people and their tales.
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ISBN-10:  1161376526
ISBN-13:  978-1161376524
Author:  William Elliot Griffis
Publisher:  Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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The collector of these tales lived between 1843 and 1928. He inserted close to two dozen stories in this volume. The stories reflect life in Holland where there are many lakes, where people wear wooden shoes, love cheese, and have quant customs.    The first tale, for example, is about a Dutch mermaid, who was the queen of the mermaids, and her friends, mermaids and mermen, who frolicked at a pool made up of fresh and salt water. The enjoyed life to its fullest. They frequently …
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