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Grandmother Wolf

Where had my grandson gone? I searched for him everywhere. While I was searching, I went to Mink’s cottage to buy some sea urchins’ eggs. As soon as I got inside, I saw the wolf skin which I guessed belonged to my grandson. “I knew he was dead – I knew it! I knew it!”...

Queen Who Goes to Fairyland

I loved my husband but I couldn’t conceive a child. We never talked about it, but when we watched other people play with their children, we couldn’t hide our sadness. Then one day I went into the park near the castle, and sat alone by a waterfall. I...

Honest Little Jack

I left home with a sore heart. I would have stayed with my mother after my father died, but she didn’t want me. She said there wasn’t enough work for me to do in the house. My brothers Martin and Michael took everything she had in her larder, but they...

Ian the Privileged Prince

I was much loved by my mother and father, and I grew up tall and strong and handsome. I learned to run and shoot, and I could swim and dive better than any lad my age in the isles of the west. I knew how to sail, I sang with the harp, and I liked nothing better than...

Knight of Grianaig

My three daughters were as beautiful as they were good, and much loved by people throughout the isles of the West. Then one day, as they sat on the rocks on the edge of the sea, dipping their feet in the water, a great beast arose from under the waves and swept them...