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Spellbound

Fantasy Stories

Diana Wynne Jones

Kingfisher

This collection of eighteen stories introduces young readers to the best in both classic and contemporary fantasy. Featuring extracts from enduring classics such as Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling, C. S. Lewis's The Silver Chair, and Five Children and It by E. Nesbit, this anthology provides the perfect sample of a very popular genre. Carefully selected by Diana Wynne Jones, each story is sure to delight, enchant, and entice youngsters into the imaginative world of fantasy fiction.

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Chapter One
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THE PEASANT AND THE DEVIL
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THE BROTHERS GRIMM
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THERE WAS ONCE upon a time a peasant who had been working in his
field, and as twilight had set in, he was getting ready for the journey home,
when he saw a heap of burning coals in the middle of his field, and when, full
of astonishment, he went up to it, a little black devil was sitting on the live
coals.
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"Do you sit upon a treasure?" inquired the peasant.
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"Yes, in trust," replied the Devil, "on a treasure that contains more gold and
silver
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Spellbound

Fantasy Stories

Diana Wynne Jones

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