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The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean

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Jacob Grimm ( 4th Jan 1785 - 20th Sept 1863) And Wilhelm Grim ( 24th Feb 1786 - 16th Dec 1859), German Brothers Renowned As ‘The Grimm Brothers’. They Were German Academic, Authors, Linguists, And Researchers. They Have Many Classic Fairy Stories And Published Them Under The Name Of ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’. Their Famous Stories Are ‘The Golden Bird, Hans In Luck, Jorinda And ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published May 11th 2012 by Zhingoora Books (first published 1812)
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shanay
Nov 12, 2015 shanay rated it did not like it
this was such a weird story... i don't really know what i think about it...

this old woman got some beans to cook. she was in a hurry, and she grabs some straw to light the fire faster. she dumps the beans into the pot, but one of them lands on the floor next to a piece of straw. soon enough there's a nice fire burning away, and a hot coal jumps out and lands next to the piece of straw and the bean. they decided that they have narrowly escaped certain death, and they agree that they should flee a
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
Jan 17, 2015 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it it was amazing
Uhhh... that was just a little too weird...

But apparently pieces of straw have super awesome GROOT powers.
Coals have no balance.
And beans explode when they laugh too hard.

❆ Crystal ❆
May 13, 2016 ❆ Crystal ❆ rated it it was ok
2 stars. A bit bizarre in that the reason behind why beans have a black sting.
Sarah Starrett
Mar 10, 2013 Sarah Starrett rated it liked it
I own a collection of the Brother's Grimm folklore's and fairy tales. I decided to read 3 of them I had never read or heard of before, The first one was, "The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean"
It's an interesting and kind of weird story about a straw, a coal and a bean. There is an old woman who is going to cook beans by lighting a fire with straw and coal. One bean, one coal, and one straw escape their deaths and decided to be friends and go away on a journey to another country. However on their jo
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Wren | WrensReads
Jul 21, 2015 Wren | WrensReads rated it did not like it
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 doesn’t even take up two pages!

This is about how a
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Dione Basseri
A very short story, and a bit silly. This is definitely one of those Grimm tales that's best just told orally, and not with a picture book. The fantastical story of how beans got their seams is perfect for one-on-one speech, doubtless around the kitchen. Not really something worthy of grand praise, but it's alright.
Vaishali Joglekar
Jun 20, 2016 Vaishali Joglekar rated it really liked it
Two stories in one! Begins with an interesting take on the value of all matter in the universe, big or small. Ends with an explanation for the black eyed pea. Very close to 5 stars.
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A story of how all beans got their "seam." Though I think the bean was quite heartless.
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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, with his brother Wilhelm, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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