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Day 2

The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats. The Twelve Brothers. The Hand with the Knife.

October 30, 2020 by Yiyun Li

“Twelve coffins were prepared and filled with wood shavings, with a little pillow for each boy to rest his head.” The Twelve Brothers
Once upon a time, a carpenter’s daughter had to sew pillows for coffins. When she felt sad, she thought of the judge whose job was to sentence people to death. At least she put more stiches in a pillow than the number of words he put in a sentence.

"The wolf went to the store and bought a big piece of chalk. He ate it up so that it would make his voice softer." The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats
Voice-softening chalk and COVID-killing bleach: some inventions are...(what is the adjective here?)

A trove of Grimm illustrations

A modern variation of a Grimm tale––Patricia Highsmith's story "Hamsters vs. Websters," in which several generations of hamsters help a princeling kill his father, who is the opposite of an evil king.

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