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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - The Nixie of the Mill-Pond Summary & Analysis

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The Nixie of the Mill-Pond Summary

A rich miller finds that his luck turns sour and he looses all that he had. While walking around a mill pond, he sees a water nixie. This nixie promises to restore his wealth if he will give her the thing just born in his house. Not thinking it is a child she speaks of, the man agrees. He returns home to find his wife has given birth to a baby boy. Years pass and the water nixie does not come for the boy. He grows older, becomes a huntsman, and is married. One day he is hunting near the mill-pond. Although he has been warned of the nixie, he dips his hands in the water to wash them. As soon as he touches the water, the nixie grabs him and draws him into the...

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