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Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin is a German folktale. One of the most famous fairy tales in the world, Rumpelstiltskin is written by some of the most notable fairy tale authors - the Brothers Grimm. Some of the four stories below are nearly identical, while others differ a bit. Pick your favorite and start reading!
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Rumpelstiltskin


by
Brothers Grimm
By the side of a wood, in a country a long way off, ran a fine stream of water; and upon the stream there stood a mill. The miller's house was close by, and the miller, you must know, had a very beautiful daughter. She was, moreover, very shrewd and clever; and the miller was so proud of her, that he one day told the king of the land, who used to come and hunt in the wood, that his daughter could spin gold out of straw.
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Rumpelstiltskin


by
Brothers Grimm
There was once a poor Miller who had a beautiful daughter, and one day, having to go to speak with the King, he said, in order to make himself appear of consequence, that he had a daughter who could spin straw into gold. The King was very fond of gold, and thought to himself, "That is an art which would please me very well"; and so he said to the Miller,
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Rumpelstiltskin

by
Brothers Grimm
There was once a miller who was poor, but he had one beautiful daughter. It happened one day that he came to speak with the king, and, to give himself consequence, he told him that he had a daughter who could spin gold out of straw. The king said to the miller,

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Rumpelstiltskin


by
Brothers Grimm
Once there was a miller who was poor, but who had a beautiful daughter. Now it happened that he had to go and speak to the King, and in order to make himself appear important he said to him, "I have a daughter who can spin straw into gold." The King said to the miller, "That is an art which pleases me well; if your daughter is as clever as you say, bring her to- morrow to my palace, and I will try what she can do."
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