The Amazing Terry Jones Presents: His Utterly Enchanting and Thrilling: Fairy Tales
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This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. A fabulous new edition of the classic story collection from Monty Python's Terry Jones.
managed to get to the other end of it without cutting himself. There he found three great doors. One was made of wood. One was made of iron. And one was made of stone. Just as he was wondering which one to try, he heard a croak behind him. He turned round and found a frog sitting on a rock. ‘You want to know what lies behind the doors?’ asked the frog. ‘Yes,’ said the farmer. ‘Very well, I’ll tell you, if you promise to give me a jewel from the witch’s treasure.‘ ‘I can’t do that,’ replied
the wizard gave him a ball of clay and three potions, and said: ‘You must use these very carefully, for they are very strong magic. The first is very powerful, for if you were to pour it all onto the ball of magic clay, all the gold in the world would be yours. The second is even more powerful, for if you were to pour all that on the ball of clay, all the silver in the world would be yours. But the third is the most powerful of all, for if you poured that onto the clay, all the wood in the world
looked in at the window, and then emptied a huge sackful of gold into the room. It was more wealth than the poor man had ever imagined was possible, but even so – before he put the stopper back on the potion – he couldn’t resist letting just one more drop fall onto the ball of magic clay. The clay quivered in his hand, and then – suddenly – everything in the house turned to gold: the tables, the chairs, the bed, the wardrobe, the cups and plates and knives and forks, the old iron grate, the
let the princess out until she agreed to marry her son. Meanwhile the animals went to the king and said: ‘Where is your daughter? When she is away from us all the world is dark. The plants do not grow and many of us have nothing to eat.’ The King of the Light told the animals what had happened, and the animals all agreed that they would help him look for his daughter. So the lions and tigers went into the jungle and searched there. The rabbits and moles looked under the earth, and the fish and
to sit and play backgammon with the Devil for ever. Dr Bonocolus made a cut on his arm, and was just about to sign in his own blood when the Devil’s representative stopped him. He looked around rather furtively and then lowered his voice and said: ‘Look … officially, I shouldn’t be telling you this, but … well, are you quite sure you know what you’re doing?’ ‘Of course I am!’ said Dr Bonocolus. ‘You forget I’m the cleverest man in the world! I’ve thought out exactly what I will do with my