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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Devil's Sooty Brother Summary & Analysis

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The Devil's Sooty Brother Summary

Returning from war with no money, a soldier makes a deal with the devil to work in hell for seven years. Although he has been ordered not to look in the kettles that simmer above hell's fires, Hans looks and sees his former corporal in one kettle, his former ensign in one, and his former general in another. Because he adds fresh logs to these fires, Hans saves his own life, and after his seven years of labor he is sent forth from hell back to earth. During his time in hell he was not allowed to cut his hair or nails or clean himself. At the inn where Hans stops, the landlord refuses to let him in until he sees Hans has gold. The landlord lets him stay but steals his gold. Hans goes back to...

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