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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Straw, the Coal and the Bean Summary & Analysis

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The Straw, the Coal and the Bean Summary

An old woman cooks some beans she has gathered. One bean, one piece of straw, and one burning coal escape and meet on the floor. The three run away together. They come to a creek over which there is no bridge. The straw offers to lie across the creek while the others use him as a bridge. The coal starts across but then becomes afraid halfway across and stops. The hot coal burns the straw in half and the two fall into the creek and drown. The bean laughs so hard at his companions that it bursts. A nearby tailor sews the bean back together with black thread.

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