This character is a somewhat wealthy merchant whose family lives in a large house and employs many servants.
This character is young and described as being tall with black hair and black eyes; this character is lazy and wishes to be in paradise.
This character is a young orphan who is tall with blue eyes and golden hair.
This character tells the children a bedtime story before sending them off to bed and, in effect, becomes the narrator.
The Elders of Chelm
These are the greatest fools in a town of fools, and in a town of fools, the greatest fools are the rulers.
Gimpel the Errand Boy
This character is sent about the town to tell the people not to leave their houses and trample the silver snow.
The People of Chelm
These characters' actions...
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