The Magic Egg, and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Frank Richard Stockton. Stockton was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales. Excerpt: "Behold, it takes a few steps! You cannot doubt that it is alive, and came out of that egg. It is beginning to walk about over the cloth. Do you notice that it is picking the embroidery? Now, little chick, I will give you something to eat. This little red bag contains grain, a magical grain, with which I shall feed the chicken."