(Christmas carol, late 19th century)
The story about the raven Hans Huckebein was written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch, a poet and illustrator from Wiedensahl in the county of Schaumburg, about 10km north of Stadthagen. The story was first published in 1867 and is told in true rhyme form. It is is about a raven, Hans Huckebein, who is an evil character who plays pranks on everyone he meets and has a tragic ending that Busch describes with dark humor and which teaches the reader a lesson of morals.
Lady Clare was in her garden overlooking the sea. It was a summer’s day, and the many coloured butterflies flitted about under the trees and among the sweet smelling flowers.
Lady Clare was combing her golden tresses with an ivory comb, seated on a crimson velvet cushion. She looked towards the sea, and she saw a gallant fleet making for the land.
There was a rich nobleman who had three sons; and the king, being very fond of him, appointed the eldest son his page, the second his butler, and the youngest his barber.
Since he was a child, Blai has chased a dream: to learn to love everybody. However, how is it possible to love everybody? After searching and searching the answer in lots of books, Blai has found one that explain that for loving everybody we only need one thing: to have a very big heart. To know the size of his heart, Blai has gone to visit the doctor.
Princess Libuše took over the reign after her father. She was very wise and was able to forebode and predict the future. One day, she was walking around the Vltava river and exclaimed:
“I see a great city, its glory will touch the stars!”
The story belongs to “The Old Czech Myths and Legends” a tells a story about founding the Czech state in the very past.
In the 7th century, Vug – father of Hrvat (which means Croat), Klukas, Lobelos, Kosenc, Muhlo, Tuga and Buga, was an ally of a khan Hadaor. Hadaor promised to give him land by the sea, but Vug got killed in Avars’ ambush. Before he got killed, he’s been telling his daughter Tuga about the sea and white islands.
Arta is a city in the northwest part of Greece in Epirus region. Arta is famous for the medieval bridge over the Arachthos River. But what is the legend behind it?