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Now, there was a wise man traveling along with the king who could read the stars
and everything that they told as easily as one can read one's ABC's in a book
after one knows them, and the king, for a bit of a jest, would have him find out
"Here," says he, "take this baby and do thus and so with it, and when you have
killed it bring its heart to me, that I may know that you have really done as you
have been told." So off marched the forester with the baby; but on his way he
Back he went to the bear as fast as he could travel and told her what he had seen
. "That," said the bear, "is the most wicked and most cruel of all the beasts." "Yes,"
says the lad, "that may be so. All the same I love beasts like that as I love the ...
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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