File1, 2, & 3 for sdeshmukh:


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File1:

There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really
splendid.He was fat and bunchy,as a rabbit should be; his coat was
spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his eyes were
lined with pink sateen. On Christmas morning, when he sat wedged in the
top of the Boy's stocking, with a sprig of holly between his paws,
the effect was charming.

There were other things in the stocking, nuts and oranges and a toy engine,
and chocolate almonds and a clockwork mouse, but the Rabbit was quite the
best of all. For at least two hours the Boy loved him, and then Aunts and
Uncles came to dinner, and there was a great rustling of tissue paper and
unwrapping of parcels, and in the excitement of looking at all the new
presents the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten.

For a long time he lived in the toy cupboard or on the nursery floor, and
no one thought very much about him. He was naturally shy, and being only
made of velveteen, some of the more expensive toys quite snubbled him.
The Rabbit could not claim to be a model of anything, for he didn't know
that real Rabbits existed; he thought they were all stuffed with sawdust
like himself, and he understood that sawdust was quite out-of-date and
should never be mentioned in modern circles.Between them all the poor
little Rabbit was made to feel himself very insignificant and commonplace,
and the only person who was kind to him at all was the Skin Horse.

File2:

ONCE there was a gentleman who married, for his second wife, the proudest
and the most haughty woman that was ever seen.She had, by a former
husband, two daughters of her own humor, who were, indeed, exactly like
her in all things. He had likewise, by another wife, a young daughter, but
of unparralled goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her
mother, who was the best creature in the world.

No sooner were the ceremonies of the wedding over but the mother-in-law
began to show herself in true colors. She could not bear the good
qualities of this pretty girl, and the less becasue they made her own
daughters appear the more odious. She employed her in the meanest work of
the house: she scoured the dishes, tables, etc., and scrubbed madam's
chamber, and those of misses, her daughters; she lay up in a sorry garret,
upon a wretched straw bed, while her sisters lay in fine rooms, with
floors all inlaid, upon beds of the very newest fashion, and where they
had looking-glasses so large that they might see themselves at their
full length from head to foot.

The poor girl bore all patiently, and dared not tell her father, who would
have rattled her off; for his wife governed him entirely. When she had
done her work, she used to go into the chimney-corner, and sit down among
cinders and ashes, which made her commonly be called Cinderwench; but the
youngest, who was not so rude and uncivil as the eldest, called her
cinderella. However, Cinderella, notwithstanding her mean apparel, was a
hundered times handsomer than her sisters, though they were always
dressed very richly.

File3:

ONCE upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess;
but she would have to be a real princess. He travelled all over the world
to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were
princesses enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were
real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should
be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very
much to have a real princess.

One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning,
and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at
the city gate, and the old king went to open it.It was a princess standing
out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain
and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and
clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the
heels. And yet she said that she was a real princess.Well, we'll soon
find that out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into
the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a pea
on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea,
and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.

On this the princess had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked
how she had slept.Oh, very badly! said she. I have scarcely closed my
eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was was in the bed, but I was
lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body.
Its horrible!Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had
felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down
beds.

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