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Clever Elsie

Jacob Grimm

Brothers Grimm were born in Giessen: Jacob - on January 4, 1785, Wilhelm - on February 24, 1786. Since 1804 brothers have became interested in fairy tales and folklore. "Clever Elsie" is a fairy tale by brothers Grimm. A man wanted to give his daughter who was called Clever Elsie in marriage. And a young man called Hans began to ask Elsie in marriage, but he set a condition that the girl were judicious. After that her parents and Hans had dinner and sent Elsie to the cellar to bring beer. In the cellar Elsie saw a pick-axe above her. She thought, that if she would get Hans, and they would have a child, and he would grow big, and they would send him to the cellar, then the pick-axe would fall on his head and kill him. She started to weep and forgot about beer. How did the fairy tale end? Read "Clever Elsie" to know it.

Brothers Grimm were born in Giessen: Jacob - on January 4, 1785, Wilhelm - on February 24, 1786. Since 1804 brothers have became interested in fairy tales and folklore. "Clever Elsie" is a fairy tale by brothers Grimm. A man wanted to give his daughter who was called Clever Elsie in marriage. And a young man called Hans began to ask Elsie in marriage, but he set a condition that the girl were judicious. After that her parents and Hans had dinner and sent Elsie to the cellar to bring beer. In the cellar Elsie saw a pick-axe above her. She thought, that if she would get Hans, and they would have a child, and he would grow big, and they would send him to the cellar, then the pick-axe would fall on his head and kill him. She started to weep and forgot about beer. How did the fairy tale end? Read "Clever Elsie" to know it.
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Brothers Grimm were born in Giessen: Jacob - on January 4, 1785, Wilhelm - on February 24, 1786. Since 1804 brothers have became interested in fairy tales and folklore. "Clever Elsie" is a fairy tale by brothers Grimm. A man wanted to give his daughter who was called Clever Elsie in marriage. And a young man called Hans began to ask Elsie in marriage, but he set a condition that the girl were judicious. After that her parents and Hans had dinner and sent Elsie to the cellar to bring beer. In the cellar Elsie saw a pick-axe above her. She thought, that if she would get Hans, and they would have a child, and he would grow big, and they would send him to the cellar, then the pick-axe would fall on his head and kill him. She started to weep and forgot about beer. How did the fairy tale end? Read "Clever Elsie" to know it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wilhelm Grimm, Anastasia Bertollo

Length:

6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:59