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Now, the king's swineherd was in want of a lad, and as there was nothing better
to do in that town, Bearskin took the place and went every morning to help drive
the pigs into the forest, where they might eat the acoms and grow fat. One day ...
... stick that he had used before, and the other started off as though the ground
was hot under his feet. And what was the swineherd wanting this time? That was
what they said over at the castle. "The lad with the pigs in the woods yonder,"
"The lad with the pigs in the woods yonder," says the swineherd, "must have
gone crazy, for he has sent this kerchief to the princess and says that he should
like to have a bottle or two of the wine that she and the king are to drink today."
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Howard Pyle's original tale combining several classical tropes is interesting enough, if one can enter into the mindset that this world is magic and not everything has to actually make sense. But Oh ... Leggi recensione completa
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This fairy tale written in 1887 by Howard Pyle combines a few elements of other tales, but puts them together with many new elements that create a classic tale with classic motifs. The protagonist is ... Leggi recensione completa