Finnish fairy tale

Andrew Lang’s Fairy BooksFinnish fairy tale

Little Lasse

There was once a little boy whose name was Lars, and because he was so little he was called Little Lasse; he was a brave little man, for he sailed round the world in a pea-shell boat. It was summer time, when the pea shells grew long and green in…

Andrew Lang’s Fairy BooksFinnish fairy tale

The Raspberry Worm

‘Phew!’ cried Lisa. ‘Ugh!’ cried Aina. ‘What now?’ cried the big sister. ‘A worm!’ cried Lisa. ‘On the raspberry!’ cried Aina. ‘Kill it!’ cried Otto. ‘What a fuss over a poor little worm!’ said the big sister scornfully. ‘Yes, when we had cleaned the raspberries so carefully,’ said Lisa. ‘It…