HOUSEHOLD STORIES from The BROTHERS GRIMM

51 Tales translated to English by Lucy Crane & Illustrated by Walter Crane

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN.
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said, " Now, Mrs. Queen, what is my name ? " she said at first,
" Are you called Jack ? " " No," answered he.
" Are you called Hairy ? " she asked again. " No," answered he. And then she said, " Then perhaps your name is Rumpelstiltskin !" " The devil told you that ! the devil told you that !" cried the little man, and in his anger he stamped with his right foot so hard that it went into the ground above his knee ; then he seized his left foot with both his hands in such a fury that he split in two, and there was an end of him.
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