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Beauty and the Beast

Book Overview: 

The story of a merchant with three daughters who gets caught going through the beast's garden. The merchant is then forced to send one of his daughter's to go stay with the beast.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .This terrible creature reproached him for stealing his flowers, of which he was very choice; and threatened to kill him on the spot! The merchant begged for his life, and said, that he had only taken “a single one to please his daughter Beauty.” On this, the beast said gruffly, “well, I will let you off, if you will bring one of your daughters here in your place. But she must come here willingly, and meanwhile you may stay and rest in my palace until to-morrow.” But, as you may well believe, the poor father did not feel much like eating or sleeping; although everything was done for his comfort, and, in the morning, the Beast sent him home upon a beautiful horse. But though the birds sang around him, and the sun shone brightly, and all nature was smiling on his path, the heart of the poor merchant was heavy, when he thought of his beloved daughters.

When he came near his home, his children came forth to meet him; but, seeing the sadness of . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Summary :Once upon time there lived a very rich merchant who had three sons and three daughters .The girls were all beautiful ,but the youngest was so lovely that she was Beauty.She was both beautiful and kind.She has a kind heart.And she still spent her time reading books instead of going to partie

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My children and grandchildren loved this book. Pure nostalgia.

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