Once lived a boy who served a rich man for three years. The boy decided to leave service and asked his master to give him what he had earned. Unfortunately he got only three farthings, a farthing per year. He wandered the woods where he stumbled upon a dwarf. He made a deal with it. He gave the dwarf his three coins and the dwarf gave him in return a magical fiddle which would make everyone dance. Later the boy met a Jew and decided to try the fiddle. He made the Jew dance although he was standing near thorn bushes. The Jew could not deny. The fiddle was magical after all. However if the boy was willing to let him stop, he would give him gold in return. The servant agreed. But the Jew swore to take his revenge. Read ”The Jew among Thorns" to find out what followed. Children and adults alike, immerse yourselves into Grimm’s world of folktales and legends! Come, discover the little-known tales and treasured classics in this collection of 210 fairy tales. Brothers Grimm are probably the best-known storytellers in the world. Some of their most popular fairy tales are "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Red Riding Hood" and there is hardly anybody who has not grown up with the adventures of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s exceptional literature legacy consists of recorded German and European folktales and legends. Their collections have been translated into all European languages in their lifetime and into every living language today.
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