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Had he never heard of the great fiery dragon with three heads that had
threatened to lay waste all of that land unless the pretty princess were given up to
him? This was the very day that the dragon was to come for her, and she was to
be sent ...
"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."
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