Zlateh the Goat - Grandmother's Tale Summary & Analysis

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Grandmother's Tale Summary

Grandmother Leah's grandchildren are playing dreidel on the third night of Hanukkah, when she tells them to go to bed for the evening. The children request a bedtime story and Grandmother Leah tells them a brief story. One Hanukkah, a father's four sons and four daughters were playing dreidel, when a knock was heard. They opened the door to find a young man with sideburns and a moustache. He wore a fox-fur-lined coat, a feathered hat, and high boots with spurs. The man said he had become lost in the snowstorm and asked if he could remain until morning.

The young man ate heartily, smoked, and then joined in the game of dreidel. He repetitively lost silver and gold coins but remained good-natured and began to drink. The children noticed the barn animals were growing agitated, but they kept playing dreidel, because they enjoyed winning...

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