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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday Snippet

Curious, I investigated another book of Fairy Tales; this time 'The Brothers Grimm Popular Folk Tales' translated by Brian Alderson.

Here is the first paragraph ...

THE GOLDEN KEY

Once upon a time, in the depths of winter, with snow lying in great drifts, a poor boy was sent out to bring in wood on a sledge. When he'd found all he wanted, and piled it all up, he decided - because he was so freezing cold - that he wouldn't go home just yet but would make a fire and warm himself up a bit. So he raked away the snow, and just as he was clearing a patch of earth he found a tiny golden key. "Aha," said he to himself, "where there's a key, there must be a lock," and he burrowed in the ground and discovered an iron casket. "If only the key fits!" he thought, "there's surely precious things in this box." He peered about but there didn't seem to to be a key-hole - and then, at last, he found one, but so small that you could hardly see it. He tried it, and the key fitted perfectly. Then he turned it once ...


... and here is the second paragraph:

... and now we must wait till it's completely unlocked, with the lid open, so that we can see what wonderful things are really there, lying in the casket.


And this is the end of the story. What are your thoughts?

9 comments:

steven said...

there's very little i've read that holds magic as well as old fairy tales. steven

tinajo said...

Intriguing so say the least! :-D

Dulce said...

Curiousity killed the cat...

<3

Style, She Wrote said...

Very intruging! I am curious to know what he found specifically that he so treasured. xo style, she wrote

aguja said...

Thank you for your comments. It certainly evokes curiosity ... and maybe a tale to be created.

Elizabeth said...

Grimm's fairy tales are a constant inspiration to me.
Have you read Bruno Bettleheim's The Uses of Enchantment? A Jungian reading of the stories.
But simply as stories they bowl along without too much extraneous detail.
You should join Shadow Shot Sunday --it has participants worldwide!
ps I write children's stories.

aguja said...

Thank you for both the info. and comments, Elizabeth. I shall be in touch with you via your blog.

My Castle in Spain said...

i start imagining the unimaginable! :-)

aguja said...

Mmm. Could be anything - delightful, weird, awful ....