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Thus the wife talked, and the end of the business was that she and the man
smeared a basket all over with pitch and set the baby adrift in it on the river, and
the king was just as well satisfied with the rabbit's heart as he would have been ...
But the basket with the baby in it drifted on and on down the river, until it lodged
at last among the high reeds that stood along the bank. By and by there came a
great she-bear to the water to drink, and there she found it. Now, the huntsmen in
The huntsman sent off to kill the young babe and bring back its heart as proof of
the deed is reminiscent of "Snow White," while putting the infant in a basket made
of reeds and setting it adrift on the river echoes the tale of the baby Moses' trip ...
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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