All Stories Tagged "greed"

The Three Apprentices

Written by Brothers Grimm

Three apprentices are convinced by the Devil to help him claim an evil soul. They are sent forth into town, but can only say three phrases and nothing else. These phrases get them into trouble, but in the end the Devil takes the evil soul and sets the three apprentices free.

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Cat and Mouse in Partnership

Written by Brothers Grimm

Story of how a cat and mouse form a partnership and decide to store food in preparation for the winter. The greedy cat deceives the mouse and sneaks away to eat the food while the mouse takes care of the house. The partnership ends and the mouse pays the ultimate price.

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The Fisherman and His Wife

Written by Brothers Grimm

A fisherman finds an enchanted fish in the sea who grants his wife every wish. She becomes overwhelmed with greed and her wishes are never satisfying enough. In the end she learns to be thankful for what she has and live with humility.

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