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The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm Day 6

November 3, 2020 | The Bremen Town Musicians. The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs. The Children Living in a Time of Famine.

“They ran into a cat making a face as long as three days of rain in a row.” The Bremen Town Musicians
A face as long as three days of rain in a row is perfectly long. A face as long as a pandemic or four terrible years wouldn't do even in a fairytale.



"He was born with a caul..." The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs
Another character with a similar fate: "I was born with a caul, which was advertised for sale, in the newspapers, at the low price of fifteen guineas." Ch1, David Copperfield



"The devil wasn't home, but his grandmother was sitting there in a great big easy chair." The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs
We don't know who devil's parents were, but it's a bit comforting to meet devil's grandmother.


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