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Author: Andrew Lang Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781469056814
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The miller had always led a very prosperous life, but one day found himself down on his luck and without any money. While he is fretting, a nixy (a siren-like being) emerges from the mill-pond and strikes a deal with him – he can become prosperous once more, but he must give to her the youngest thing in his house. He agrees, thinking it will be a puppy or a kitten, but soon discovers his wife has just given birth to a son. Greatly despaired, he tells his wife of the bargain he has just made and they work hard to keep his son away from the mill-pond his whole life. After the son marries, he finds himself at the mill-pond one day and the nixy takes him. His wife then goes on a long mission to recover her husband. Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish writer who collected fairy and folk tales from various cultures and put them together in twelve volumes of tales. He was noted for taking the tales from as many original sources as possible, keeping the fairy tales close to their intended meanings. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Andrew Lang (1844–1912), Scottish man of letters educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews, and Balliol College, Oxford, became a prolific and versatile London journalist. He took a leading part in the controversy with Max Müller and his school about the interpretation of mythology and folk tales. He published several volumes of verse and several solid contributions to the study of the philosophy and religion of primitive man. He also wrote the four-volume History of Scotland, A History of English Literature, and many fairy-tale collections, as well as works on Homer, Joan of Arc, Scott, Lockhart, Mary Stuart, John Knox, Prince Charlie, Tennyson, and others.

About the Narrator

Karen Grey is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen, and radio drama actor in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles in the late twentieth century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.