For One Child - Featured Stories

The Lazy Spinner

Written by Brothers Grimm

Short story of a lazy wife who refuses to do the work necessary to keep the house clean. Her husband sets off to get the tools necessary but she tricks him to avoid the extra work. After a while the husband gets tired of the mess and insists that his wife handle the problem. She again tricks him and he forgets about the whole affair.

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Our Lady’s Child

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl is brought to heaven by the Virgin Mary and allowed to explore. She disobeys the virgin and as punishment is sent back to earth to live a miserable life. She is found by a king, who marries her and her disobedience is again tested.

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Rumpelstilzchen (Rumpelstiltskin)

A miller’s daughter must spin straw to gold and promises her first child to a magical dwarf for help. She can keep the child if she guesses the dwarf’s name.

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