lundi 17 mars 2014

Jean de l'Ours


"Mais il croit dans les bois une herbe si fine qu'elle en est invisible, c'est l'herbe de l'égarement."

"Bien qu'il eut le visage maculé de sang et de poussière, sa promise l'identifia immédiatement, glissa sa dextre dans la sienne et se tourna radieuse vers les convives pour leur annoncer:
- C'est lui mon véritable sauveur!
L'assistance, médusée, regarda les fieffés filous fuir au fond de la forêt à la vitesse du vent. Le jeune couple, étourdi de tendresse, connut une félicité sans nuage et un viage au visage de voyage...merveilleux et une prospérité sans ambages."

mardi 11 février 2014

Frau Holle

"- Shake me. Shake me. We apples are all ripe, cried the tree. 
So she shook the tree until the apples fell as though it were raining apples. When none were left in the tree, she gathered them into a pile, and then continued on her way."

 Brothers Grimm

dimanche 6 octobre 2013

Hansel and Gretel

"The old woman shook her head and said, "Oh, you dear children, who brought you here? Just come in and stay with me. No harm will come to you."
She took them by the hand and led them into her house. Then she served them a good meal: milk and pancakes with sugar, apples, and nuts. Afterward she made two nice beds for them, decked in white. Hansel and Gretel went to bed, thinking they were in heaven."

Brothers Grimm

mercredi 2 octobre 2013

The Juniper


"Then the juniper tree began to move. The branches moved apart, then moved together again, just as if someone were rejoicing and clapping his hands. At the same time a mist seemed to rise from the tree, and in the center of this mist it burned like a fire, and a beautiful bird flew out of the fire singing magnificently, and it flew high into the air, and when it was gone, the juniper tree was just as it had been before."

Brothers Grimm

vendredi 27 septembre 2013

Little Snow-White

"Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The red on the white looked so beautiful that she thought to herself, "If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame."
Soon afterward she had a little daughter who was as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as ebony wood, and therefore they called her Little Snow-White."

 Brothers Grimm

The Sleeping Beauty

"Pick some flowers darling. Pick them as much as you wish.
-Who are you? I hear you; but I don't see you.
- I am the on who will be your husband. If you are not scared, speak, and you will see me.
- I am not scared.
Then, the young girl saw a Flying-Snake, tall and big as a poplar trunk."

Le Vieux Cazaux

The Frog King

"Now it so happened that on one occasion the princess's golden ball did not fall into the little hand which she was holding up for it, but on to the ground beyond, and rolled straight into the water. The King's daughter followed it with her eyes, but it vanished, and the well was deep, so deep that the bottom could not be seen. On this she began to cry, and cried louder and louder, and could not be comforted. And as she thus lamented some one said to her, “What ails thee, King's daughter? Thou weepest so that even a stone would show pity.” She looked round to the side from whence the voice came, and saw a frog stretching forth its thick, ugly head from the water."

Brothers Grimm