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

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The Elves Summary

First story - A group of elves mysteriously help a shoemaker. The shoemaker rewards them with clothing and they are never seen again.

Second story - A servant girl is invited by the elves to be godmother. The servant goes to the christening. When she returns to her place of employment the people there don't know her. It turns out she was actually gone seven years instead of three days.

Third story - A mother's baby is taken away by elves and a changeling left in its place. The woman is instructed to boil water in an eggshell to bring her baby back. As the woman boils the water in the shell, the baby is brought back to her.

The Elves Analysis

These three related stories all involve elves. In the first story the elves help the shoemaker with his business...

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