The Ridiculous Wishes

Narrated by: Katie Haigh
Length: 11 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
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The Ridiculous Wishes or The Three Ridiculous Wishes is a French literary fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A woodcutter complained of his poor lot. Jupiter granted him three wishes. The woodcutter went home, and his wife persuaded him to put off the wishing until the next day, after he had thought, but while sitting by the fire, he wished for sausages. His wife taxed him for his folly, and angry, he wished the sausages on her nose. Finally, they agreed to use the last wish to take the sausages off her nose, leaving them no better off than before...

In addition, following this classic tale, you will find The Princess and the Pea. This short story by Hans-Christian Andersen tells the story of a prince who wants to marry a princess, but is having difficulty finding a suitable wife. Something is always wrong with those he meets, and he cannot be certain they are real princesses. One stormy night a young woman drenched with rain seeks shelter in the prince's castle. She claims to be a princess. But how can the prince ascertain she really is? This classic tale tells the story of how he put her to the test.
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