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Favorite Folktales from Around the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Shape Shifters Summary

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Shape Shifters Summary

The Doctor and His Pupil comes from France. There is a young boy who is employed by a doctor with no instruction other than to dust a magical book that the doctor has. The doctor leaves and the boy learns everything he can from the book. The doctor figures out that the boy has been studying his book and the boy and the Doctor begin to shape shift into various creatures trying to outsmart each other. The boy is finally able to eat the Doctor when the boy changes into a fox while the Doctor is a chicken.

The Swan-Maiden originates in Sweden. A young hunter sees several swans land that transform into beautiful maidens. The hunter decides he wants one of them for his bride and so hides her feathers when she takes them off. She prays for them to be returned but the...

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