The group of stories brought together in this volume differ from legends because they have, with one exception, no core of fact at the center, from myths because they make no attempt to personify or explain the forces or processes of nature, from fairy stories because they do not often bring on to the stage actors of a different nature from ours. The stories which make up this volume are closer to experience and come, for the most part, nearer to the everyday happenings of life.
Still in disbelief
Very first story starts out by saying if all of the children were to die. Like how is this suppose be a bedtime story for kids?!!!