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Happy Holidays 2015

happy holidays 2015

Hope you enjoy this story of the first Christmas tree, ‘The Christmas Fairy of Stasbourg’ to by Storyteller, Michael R. Kasony-O’Malley of Columbus, Ohio. Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday 2015 and Happy New Year for 2016.

 

Be safe on your travels.

Gina Davis

happy holidays 2015

 

THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY OF STRASBURG

GERMAN FOLK-TALE BY J. STIRLING COYNE (ADAPTED)

ONCE, long ago, there lived near the ancient city of Strasburg, on the river Rhine, a young and handsome count, whose name was Otto. As the years flew by he remained unwed, and never so much as cast a glance at the fair maidens of the country round; for this reason people began to call him “Stone-Heart.”

It chanced that Count Otto, on one Christmas Eve, ordered that a great hunt should take place in the forest surrounding his castle. He and his guests and his many retainers rode forth, and the chase became more and more exciting. It led through thickets, and over pathless tracts of forest, until at length Count Otto found himself separated from his companions. (Read More)