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

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The Nail Summary

A merchant is on the way home from the fair with his gold. As he stops for rest, a stable boy mentions the merchant's horse is missing a nail in one of his shoes. Instead of taking care of the problem, the merchant decides to go on home. At the next stop, the stable boy warns the merchant his horse is missing a shoe. The merchant ignores the problem and continues on. Soon his horse begins to limp, then stumbles and falls. In the fall, the horse breaks a leg and must be left behind. The man is forced to carry his chest of gold on his own back.

The Nail Analysis

The merchant is in such a hurry to get home that he will not take the time to care for his horse. As a result, his horse is injured...

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