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by Michelle Tocher

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Brave Little Tailor

Themes: Arrogance | Reward

How did I become successful? Well, let me tell you.

One day, while working, I killed seven flies in one blow. It was the biggest accomplishment of my life! I stitched the words, Seven At a Blow on my girdle and set off to let the world know.

Since then, I’ve slain two giants, and captured a unicorn and a wild boar. Now I’m a king and I’m getting admiration from everyone, with the possible exception of my wife, who thinks all my gains (including herself) are ill-gotten!

The Brave Little Tailor in The Brave Little Tailor, Grimms. Illustration by Walter Crane.

Brave Little Tailor