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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED!: death trapped in apple tree?

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message 1: by Greta (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:57PM) (new)

Greta | 6 comments Hi,
Think this might a Russian short story. A little boy traps death in an apple tree and nobody in the world can die. Help...what is it?
Greta


message 2: by Evan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

Evan | 27 comments There's a film and play based on the tale, "On Borrowed Time." I don't recall the original story title, & certainly it wasn't something that sappy in Russian,


message 3: by Greta (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

Greta | 6 comments Thanks Evan...I do remember there was a film. I'll check this out.
Greta


message 4: by Greta (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

Greta | 6 comments Solved,
Thanks Evan..I've been looking for the film and I found it..you were right.
Greta


message 5: by Deb (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

Deb | 48 comments There's also a story called "Tia Miseria" where an old woman traps Death in a pear tree and no one can die until she lets him down... a Spanish/ Hispanic-American story. It's collected in an anthology called "From Sea to Shining Sea."


message 6: by Greta (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

Greta | 6 comments Thanks,
Thanks, Deb...this sounds good also.
Greta


message 7: by Naomi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:59PM) (new)

Naomi (gnomesb) I know you said you solved this but John Galsworthy wrote a series of short stories called 'the apple tree' which were very readable (like his 'Forthsyth Saga). It seems there is a plethora of apple tree stories to enjoy if you so had the inclination.


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