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

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Bearskin Summary

A man returning from war finds himself face to face with the devil. The devil proposes the man not cut his hair or nails, not wash his face and not even pray for seven years. During this time the man is to wear the devil's green coat and a bearskin cape. If the man dies during the seven year period, the devil would win his soul; if not, the man would be free and would be given an endless supply of money. At one inn, Bearskin finds a poor man who is about to starve to death. Bearskin gives the man enough money to care for himself and his three daughters. In exchange, the man gives Bearskin one of his daughters in marriage. The two eldest will not take him but the youngest accepts the man has a good heart and agrees to...

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