1. What classic story does "Spinners" borrow elements from?
This novel is a new take on the traditional tale of Rumpelstiltskin, a story about a twisted monster that spun gold out of straw in exchange for a young maiden's first born child.
2. What is the young maiden concerned about in Chapter 1?
The young maiden is in love with the tailor. The young maiden warns the young tailor that her father wants her to marry someone else, but the tailor is so confident in their love that he is not concerned.
3. Why doesn't the young maiden's father want the tailor to marry his daughter?
When the tailor meets with the young maiden's father, he learns the father is concerned that a simple tailor cannot provide the life he wants for his daughter, but the miller can despite being something of a drunk.
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