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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Devil and His Grandmother Summary & Analysis

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The Devil and His Grandmother Summary

Three soldiers desert the king's army. They hide in a cornfield thinking the troops will move on but instead these deserters are trapped. A dragon finds them. He promises to guide them past the troops if the soldiers promise to serve him for seven years. The soldiers learn the dragon is the devil. They are given a whip which produces gold and told to live in richness for seven years. After that time, if they can't find the answer to a riddle, they will belong to the devil. At the end of the seven years, one of the soldiers meets an old woman who tells him to go to a rock house where he will find help in learning the answer to the devil's riddle. The house belongs to the devil's grandmother. She promises to...

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