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Andrew Lang: The Enchanted Head

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 Enchanted Head" in "The Brown Fairy Book". Once upon a time an old woman lived in a small hause near the sea with her daughters. They were very poor, and the girls seldom left the house, as they worked all day long making veils for the ladies. One morning the old woman rose earlier than usual, and set off for the city with her wares. While crossing the bridge, she knocked up against a human head. The woman started back in horror; the head spoke, exactly as if it had a body joined on to it.'Take me with you, good mother!' it said imploringly; 'take me with you back to your house.'...

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