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By and by there came a great she-bear to the water to drink, and there she found
it. Now, the huntsmen in the forest had robbed the she-bear of her cubs, so that
her heart yearned over the little baby, and she carried it home with her to fill the ...
Presently came the bear through the bushes, so fast that the little twigs flew
behind her. "And what is it that you want?" said she. "I should like," said Bearskin,
"to have a horse, a suit of gold and silver armor that nothing can pierce, and a
And the great she-bear's adoption of the infant is certainly in the tradition of
Romulus and Remus, who were raised by wolves. But Pyle's genius is that
although he starts out with some familiar elements, he soon takes us into a totally
new and ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - t1bclasslibrary - LibraryThing
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