Once upon a time there was a shoemaker who had three sons and a goat. The sons had to help him in his trade, and the goat had to nourish them with her milk. In order for the goat to get good, delicious food every day, the sons took turns and led her out to graze in a meadow.
Tag: weird little stories
#FairytaleTuesday: Little Louse and Little Flea
A little louse and a little flea were living together in a house and were brewing beer in an eggshell when the louse fell in and was scalded. Then the flea began to scream as loud as he could, and the little door to the room asked: “Why are you screaming, little flea?”
#FairytaleTuesday: The Little Mouse, the Little Bird and the Sausage
...this weird little story appeared in every single edition (seven in total) that was published during the Grimm's lifetimes and while it's not necessarily "violent," it's a bit like "The Journey of the Straw, the Coal, and the Bean" except that none of the little group survives.
#FairytaleTuesday: How Some Children Played at Slaughtering
This one is bonkers and doesn't appear to have an Aarne-Thompson-Uther Index tale type. This "story" actually consists of two gratuitously violent anecdotes involving a group of children who are playing at being butchers. It was included in the first edition of the Grimm stories but was left out in later editions.
#FairytaleTuesday: The Journey of the Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
A straw, a coal, and a bean came together and wanted to take a great journey. They had already gone through many countries when they reached a brook without a bridge and couldn’t cross. Finally, straw came up with a good idea.
#FairytaleTuesday: The Hand with the Knife
[CW: mutilation, child neglect] Aarne-Thompson-Uther Index type 576: The Magic Knife This is one of those lesser known tales that appeared in the Grimm’s first edition but was removed in later editions. I couldn't find this specific story in the ATU classification and there is no history available that I could find without doing some serious … Continue reading #FairytaleTuesday: The Hand with the Knife
#FairytaleTuesday: The Stolen Pennies
One day a father was sitting at the table with his wife and children and a good friend who was visiting him, and they were having their noonday meal. As they were sitting there, the clock struck twelve, and the visitor saw the door open, and a pale child dressed in snow-white clothes entered.
#FairytaleTuesday: The Nightingale and the Blindworm
Once upon a time there lived a nightingale and a blindworm, each with one eye. For a long time they lived together peacefully and harmoniously in a house. However, one day the nightingale was invited to a wedding, and she said to the blindworm, “I’ve been invited to a wedding and don’t particularly want to go with one eye. Would you be so kind as to lend me yours? I’ll bring it back to you tomorrow.”