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King of the Golden Mountain

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Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Troll Communications (first published 1812)
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Dec 14, 2015 shanay rated it it was ok
i had such a hard time following this one. but i have a thing where i read anything no matter how much i don't like it.

it was okay... but i couldn't wait for it to be over and i feel so bad when i say that when it comes to books.

but i'll review it anyway.

a man with his two kids, a boy and a girl, lose everything except for a field.
while walking in that field one day, the man meets a dwarf who promises to make him rich if, in twelve years, he brought the first thing that rubbed against his leg
Vaishali Joglekar
A very hard-to-follow story with so many untied loose ends.

A note: this story mentions "an ugly black dwarf" and "12 sailors with black-faces", rare for a Grimm tale. I seriously doubt this refers to a person of African descent; since most of Grimm's tales are from medieval Europe - a feudal society devoid of slaves. Instead this might mean olive skin, akin to what Ireland today calls "the black Irish."

Still, a badly written story.
Ebster Davis
Sep 15, 2016 Ebster Davis rated it it was ok
I had to keep restarting this one because it's a bit convoluted.
♥Magic Wonderland☯♥☮
This is a short story of betrayal and good fortune.
The son of a merchant gets lost and finds himself near a golden Castle.
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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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