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

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Maid Maleen Summary

A princess refuses to marry the man her father has chosen for her. She instead wishes to marry a man of whom her father does not approve. In order to break her spirit, the king locks his daughter and her waiting maid in a dark tower for seven years. The two begin to work at the wall of the tower with knives until they manage to look out. They find the kingdom in ruins. They travel to another kingdom where they are hired to be kitchen maids. It just so happens this is the same kingdom where Maid Maleen's lover lives. He is about to be married to another woman who is so ugly she is afraid to let herself be seen. Instead of going to the wedding herself, she forces Maid Maleen to go in her place. Maid Maleen sets...

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