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Day 11

Furrypelts. The Singing, Soaring Lark. The Goose Girl.

November 8, 2020 by Yiyun Li

"I have decided to marry my daughter, for she is the living image of my dead wife, and I shall never find another bride like her." Furrypelts
A statement like a kaleidoscope–one doesn't know what to say, except one doesn't want to spin it too much.

"The Singing, Soaring Lark" may be my favorite from Grimms so far, with all the complications of relationships: parent & child, in-laws, husband & wife, wife & mistress. There's no villain but people whose lives are changed by what they reasonably want.

Two things learned from "The Goose Girl":
1. Knacker: a buyer of worn-out domestic animals or their carcasses for use as animal food or fertilizer
2. Falada (spoken, in Portuguese) the horse loses his life not because he has spoken, but he can speak.

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