La Barbe Bleue, de Charles Perrault (French), text + audio

from Audiolude, originally released 7th November, 2011

"There was a man who had fine houses, both in town and country, a deal of silver and gold plate, embroidered furniture, and coaches gilded all over with gold. But this man had the misfortune to have a blue beard, which made him so frightfully ugly, that all the women and girls ran away from him.

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