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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Singing Bone Summary & Analysis

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The Singing Bone Summary

One brother is killed by another in jealousy after the youngest brother manages to kill a wild boar. Years later, a shepherd sees a bone lying beneath the same bridge where the brother was killed. The bone begins to sing. It sings the story of the murder of the younger brother by the elder. The shepherd takes the bone to the king, who has the elder brother put to death and the younger brother's bones dug up and buried in a beautiful tomb.

The Singing Bone Analysis

This story has an uncanny similarity to the story of Cain and Able in the Bible. Both these stories tell of a pair of brothers who are in competition with each other. When one brother earns the prize in each story, this brother is killed by the other. In both stories the...

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