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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - Thumbling's Travels Summary & Analysis

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Thumbling's Travels Summary

Thumbling, a thumb-sized man, goes out into the world. Thumbling stays at a tailor's house where he complains so about the food that he is run out of the house. Next, he helps a band of robbers steal the contents of a king's treasure room. Finally Thumbling hires himself out as a servant. Because he irritates the maid, she feeds him to a cow. The cow is butchered and Thumbling makes it out of his scrape alive. Finally, Thumbling is almost eaten by a fox but averts this tragedy by telling the fox it can eat the chickens in Thumbling's father's yard instead.

Thumbling's Travels Analysis

This story is very similar to the one found in the tale "Thumbling." Both stories feature the same thumb-sized main character. In both stories, the main character is eaten by a cow and falls in...

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