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Andrew Lang: The History Of Whittington

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang gave many of the tales their first appearance in English.

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales. Each volume is distinguished by its own color. In all, 437 tales from a broad range of cultures and countries are presented. Andrew Lang included "The History Of Whittington" in "The Blue Fairy Book".

Dick Whittington was a very little boy when his father and mother died. He strolled about the country as ragged as a colt, till he met with a wagoner who was going to London, and who gave him leave to walk all the way by the side of his wagon without paying anything for his passage. This pleased little Whittington, as he wanted to see London sadly, for he had heard that the streets were paved with gold; but how great was his disappointment, when he saw the streets covered with dirt instead of gold, and found himself in a strange place, without a friend, without food, and without money…

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