All Stories Tagged "heaven"

The Flail from Heaven

Written by Brothers Grimm

A short story of a peasant that exchanges his animals for a bag of turnip-seed. When one of the seeds falls from the bag, it grows into a large tree that reaches to heaven. The peasant climbs up the tree to see what the angels are doing and just as he gets to the top the tree is being cut down below. He uses his cunning to save himself from falling.

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The Tailor in Heaven

Written by Brothers Grimm

Children’s story of a poor tailor that pleads to be allowed into heaven and out of pity, St. Peter lets him enter. Once inside, the tailor begins to judge the actions of those down on Earth as if he is God. Because he has no patience and humility, God makes him leave heaven.

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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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