The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Sack of Wisdom

Sack of wisdom. Ha! I’m just an old murderer’s sack that’s been slung up a tree. Normally the mob uses me to carry dead men from one place to another, but this fellow is alive and well, and clever to boot. He’s managed to get a smart fellow—a scholar, no less!—to take his place in the sack. He’s told him that I’m going to impart to him all the knowledge in the world! Oh, haha! And now selling the spot. And telling him to wait.

Sack of Wisdom in The Turnip, Grimms. Illustration by George Cruikshank

Sack of Wisdom