I have the complete set of the Grimm Fairy-Tales, and there are so many that I haven’t read! They are very short, as one would know, so I have decided to read each one and give them a review. Some are very vulgar, some are very cute and some don’t even make sense. Some of them are well known fairy-tales and some have never been told. Some are fairy-tales we know but are not the same because they have been downplayed for the children.
This story was actually really great!
So the story starts that a king and queen have twelve boys (sounds very crazy!). The king and queen want their thirteenth child to be a girl. The king wants one so badly that he says that if they have a girl, he is going to kill the first twelve boys so she can inherit the kingdom! How awful is that? Well the queen thought it was too.
She told her youngest son about his plans and told him to run away to the forest and wait for her to signal if it was safe.
The boys swore that they would kill any girl they saw from that moment on…
What about when their sister wants to meet them?
What about the twelve flowers?
What about the young mute girl that marries the king?
What about the evil queen mother?
What about the ravens?
I like this story. I would say the lesson with it is to keep your promises because good things will come of them. This is probably my favorite so far.