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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Three Army Surgeons Summary & Analysis

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The Three Army Surgeons Summary

To impress an innkeeper three army surgeons promise to remove from one surgeon his hand, the other his heart, and the third his eyes. They will then replace these organs the next day. The removed organs are given to a servant girl for safe keeping. The girl accidentally allows the cat to get the organs. To replace the organs, her boyfriend cuts the hand from a thief, the eyes from a cat, and the heart from a pig. The next day the surgeons rub their organs with a special salve, which re-attaches the organs. They notice they are acting strangely. The one with the pig's heart cannot resist the urge to dig in the dirt. The one with the thief's hand cannot help but steal, and the one with the cat's eyes can see mice, even at...

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