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Frank Richard Stockton

1834 - 1902
Frank Richard Stockton was an American popular novelist, short story writer and humorist known for a series of innovative fairy tales for children. In his tales, he "avoided the didactic moralizing common to children’s stories of the time, using clever humor to poke at greed, violence, abuse of power" and other human weaknesses, instead. His most famous fable remains "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
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In the very olden time, there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and ... [+]

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Over the great door of an old, old church which stood in a quiet town of a faraway land there was carved in stone the figure of a large griffin. The old-time sculptor had done his work with great ... [+]