Bedtime Stories: The Simpleton


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 The Simpleton from
THE GREY FAIRY BOOK Edited by Andrew Lang

Moscione, who isn’t very bright according to his father, is sent out into the world to seek his fortune. He meets many men along the way and convinces them to join him. They all have special powers, so Moscione thinks they might be useful. They end up in the kingdom of Flower Vale. The King has promised the hand of the princess to any man who can beat her in a foot race. She is very fast, and so far everyone who has tried has lost their head. Can Moscione and his little band win the heart of the princess?

This fairy tale is Rated G. No real moral, but nobody gets killed, just some usual treachery.

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

The Simpleton

or just click below and listen right now

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