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The Duration of Life – Folktales

The Duration of Life Brothers Grimm       When God created the world and was about to fix the length of each creature’s life, the ass came and asked, Lord, how long shall I live. Thirty years, replied God, …
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Death’s Messengers – Folktales

Death’s Messengers Brothers Grimm       In ancient times a giant was once traveling on a great highway, when suddenly an unknown man sprang up before him, and said, halt, not one step farther. What. Cried the giant, a …
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Master Pfriem – Folktales

Master Pfriem Brothers Grimm       Master pfriem was a short, thin, but lively man, who never rested a moment. His face, of which his turned-up nose was the only prominent feature, was marked with smallpox and pale as …
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The Nail – Folktales

The Nail Brothers Grimm       A merchant had done good business at the fair. He had sold his wares, and lined his money-bags with gold and silver. Then he wanted to travel homewards, and be in his own …
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The Grave-Mound – Folktales

The Grave-Mound Brothers Grimm       A rich farmer was one day standing in his yard inspecting his fields and gardens. The corn was growing up vigorously and the fruit-trees were heavily laden with fruit. The grain of the …
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