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Flora Annie Steel

1847 - 1929
Flora Annie Steel was a British writer who lived 22 years of her life in British India. She was interested in relating to all classes of Indian society. She often interacted with women in Indian society, learning about their household keeping, handmade crafts, and collecting folk-tales, of which she published a collection in 1894.
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Once upon a time there lived a poor widow and her son Jack. One day, Jack’s mother told him to sell their only cow. Jack went to the market and on the way he met a man who wanted to buy his cow.... [+]

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Once upon a time there were three Bears, who lived together in a house of their own, in a wood. One of them was a Little Wee Bear, and one was a Middle-sized Bear, and the other was a Great Big Bear. ... [+]

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Once upon a time there were two sisters who were as like each other as two peas in a pod; but one was good, and the other was bad-tempered. Now their father had no work, so the girls began to think of... [+]