nce upon a time there was a lazy maiden who would not spin, and, let her mother say what she would, she could not make her do it.
nce upon a time there was a rich merchant, who had three daughters.
nce upon a time there was an Indian who was a famous hunter.
nce upon a time, in a great jungle, there lived a great lion.
nce there was an old woman who lived on what she got by wile from her relatives and neighbors.
nce upon a time there lived a noble gentleman who had one dear little daughter.
nce upon a time there was a little shepherd boy who was famed far and wide for the wise answers which he gave to all questions.
nce upon a time the mice sat in council and talked of how they might outwit their enemy, the Cat.
nce upon a time there was a farm-house, and it was painted white and had green blinds, and it stood not far from the road.
nce upon a time there was a farmer and his wife who had one daughter, and she was courted by a gentleman.