Favorite Folktales from Around the World - The Very Young and the Very Old Summary & Analysis

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The Very Young and the Very Old Summary

Glooscap and the Baby is an American Indian story about a good named Glooscap who conquered many great enemies and was sad because there were none left for him to fight. He is told about a Wasis, who has never been defeated. Glooscap tries to best Wasis, but Wasis is only a baby and responds to nothing that Glooscap does and so Glooscap leaves defeated.

The Brewery of Eggshells is an Irish story of a woman who has her baby replaced with an Imp. The woman is told to brew eggshells to see if the child truly is not hers. When she does this the infant begins to speak to her and just as she is about to kill the imp it vanishes and her own child is replaced.

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