Bedtime Stories: Esben and the Witch


I love reading to my kids. I know some parents do not have the time to read to their children, or have problems reading. So I am offering bedtime stories, all for free.

This story is Esben and the Witch from
THE PINK FAIRY BOOK Edited by Andrew Lang

This story is about 12 brothers. Eleven of them are big and strong and the twelvth is a wuss. The eleven set out from home on white stallions to make their fortune, and young Esben follows riding a white stick. He saves them from a witch, and the king’s wrath multiple times. Eventually the witch explodes because she gets so mad, the king sees his folly, and they all go home as rich men, never to treat Esben poorly again.

This fairy tale is Rated R. The witch accidentally murders eleven of her daughters (Who are in bed with the eleven brothers), and Esben kills the other two. The evil knight is hung in the end and everybody rejoices.

You can read the book yourself for free at
Project Gutenberg Pink Fairy
or you can download it to put on your iPod or a cd here (Right Click, Save Target As):

Esben and the Witch

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