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

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The Twelve Apostles Summary

A woman with twelve sons is so poor that she finally feels she must send her children out one by one to look for bread. She prays only that all her children will be alive when the Lord is born. One by one the sons are all taken by a small boy angel to a cavern where they are rocked to sleep. The boys sleep for three hundred years until the time the Lord is born. At this time, they are awakened and serve Him as the twelve apostles.

The Twelve Apostles Analysis

This story attempts to explain and make some differentiation between the apostles and regular men. In this story, the apostles' mother prayed they would see the Redeemer of the world. Therefore, they are put to sleep by an angel and awakened three hundred years later.

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