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

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King Thrushbeard Summary

A king has a daughter who is beautiful but proud and haughty. She is of marrying age, but has found no one who suits her. One by one she degrades and humiliates all of the suitors including one to whom her comments give the name King Thrushbeard. Because of her behavior the father marries her to a beggar who comes to their house. The beggar takes away the princess as his wife. They walk through a beautiful countryside all of which the fiddler tells her belongs to King Thrushbeard. The girl begins to bemoan her fate and wish she had been nicer to the king. After many attempts, she finally gets a job at the palace as a kitchen maid. One day she helps prepare for the wedding of the king's son. As she watches, King Thrushbeard sees her in the...

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