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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Mr. Korbes

"A cock and a hen once wanted to go on a journey together. So the cock built a beautiful carriage with four red wheels, and he harnessed four little mice to it. And the cock and the hen got into it, and were driven off." Sort of like The Dog and the Sparrow, this fairy tale … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Mr. Korbes

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Old Sultan

"There was once a peasant who owned a faithful dog called Sultan, now grown so old that he had lost all his teeth, and could lay hold of nothing." This fairy tale is an excellent example of how much these fantastical stories can offer to their readers. Old Sultan balances fright and action with softness … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Old Sultan

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Dog and the Sparrow

"There was once a sheep-dog whose master behaved ill to him and did not give him enough to eat, and when for hunger he could bear it no longer, he left his service very sadly. In the street he was met by a sparrow, who said, 'Dog, my brother, why are you so sad?'" Content … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Dog and the Sparrow

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Singing Bone

"A certain country was greatly troubled by a wild boar that attacked workers in the fields, killed men, and tore them to pieces with its terrible tusks." This fairy tale is even darker than the first sentence lets on, so let's get into it! Two brothers are put to task by the King to kill … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Singing Bone

Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Old Hildebrand

"Once upon a time lived a peasant and his wife, and the parson of the village had a fancy for the wife, and had wished for a long while to spend a whole day happily with her, and the peasant woman, too, was quite willing." Hey there, ONCE UPON A TIME! 20 fairy tales into … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Old Hildebrand

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Robber Bridegroom

"There once was a miller who had a beautiful daughter, and when she was grown up he became anxious that she should be well married and taken care of; so he thought, 'If a decent sort of man comes and asks her in marriage, I will give her to him.'" In The Robber Bridegroom, the … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Robber Bridegroom