THE GOOSE GIRL. Jacob Ludwig Grimm and Wilhelm Carl Grimm. Grimm, Jacob () and Wilhelm () - German philologists whose collection. The Goose Girl. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. There once lived an old queen whose husband had been dead for many years, and she had a beautiful daughter. The Goose Girl and Other Stories Children's Books - Grimm, The Brothers - Goose -girl Atthe Well, The Wiggin, Kate Douglas - The Diary Of A Goose Girl.

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Give the girl some work to do, so she won't stand idly by. There he soon saw with his own eyes the goose-girl and the goose-boy bringing their flock, and how . The Goose-Girl. An old queen, whose husband had been dead some years, had a beautiful daughter. When she grew up, she was betrothed to. PART 1. Once there was a beautiful princess — the daughter of an old, widowed queen. This princess was betrothed to a prince who lived far away, and as the.

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After she had ridden for a while she felt a burning thirst, and said to her waiting-maid, "Dismount, and take my cup which you have brought with you for me, and get me some water from the stream, for I should like to drink. Then she said, "Ah, heaven," and the three drops of blood answered, "If this your mother knew, her heart would break in two. She rode some miles further, but the day was warm, the sun scorched her, and she was thirsty once more, and when they came to a stream of water, she again cried to her waiting-maid, "Dismount, and give me some water in my golden cup," for she had long ago forgotten the girl's ill words.

But the waiting-maid said still more haughtily, "If you wish to drink, get it yourself, I don't choose to be your maid. The waiting-maid, however, had seen it, and she rejoiced to think that she had now power over the bride, for since the princess had lost the drops of blood, she had become weak and powerless. So now when she wanted to mount her horse again, the one that was called Falada, the waiting-maid said, "Falada is more suitable for me, and my nag will do for you," and the princess had to be content with that.

Then the waiting-maid, with many hard words, bade the princess exchange her royal apparel for her own shabby clothes, and at length she was compelled to swear by the clear sky above her, that she would not say one word of this to anyone at the royal court, and if she had not taken this oath she would have been killed on the spot. But Falada saw all this, and observed it well.

The waiting-maid now mounted Falada, and the true bride the bad horse, and thus they traveled onwards, until at length they entered the royal palace. There were great rejoicings over her arrival, and the prince sprang forward to meet her, lifted the waiting-maid from her horse, and thought she was his consort. She was conducted upstairs, but the real princess was left standing below.

Then the old king looked out of the window and saw her standing in the courtyard, and noticed how dainty and delicate and beautiful she was, and instantly went to the royal apartment, and asked the bride about the girl she had with her who was standing down below in the courtyard, and who she was.

Soon afterwards the false bride said to the young king, "Dearest husband, I beg you to do me a favor. Then she succeeded in making the king promise that it should be done, and the faithful Falada was to die, this came to the ears of the real princess, and she secretly promised to pay the knacker a piece of gold if he would perform a small service for her.

There was a great dark-looking gateway in the town, through which morning and evening she had to pass with the geese, would he be so goood as to nail up Falada's head on it, so that she might see him again, more than once.

Conrad angrily goes to the king and declares he will not herd geese with this girl any longer because of the strange things that happen. The king tells him to do it one more time, and the next morning hides and watches.

He finds everything as Conrad has told. That evening, he asks the princess to tell him her story. But she refuses to say anything because of her oath. The king suggests that she might tell everything to the iron stove. She agrees, climbs into the stove and tells her story while the king listens from outside. As the king is convinced she has told the truth he then has her clad in royal clothes, he tricks the false princess into "choosing her own punishment".

While each choice is different in each version of the story, in the classic version, she tells the king that a false servant should be dragged through town naked in a barrel with internal spikes. As a result, she is punished that way until she dies. After that, the prince and the true princess are married and reign over their kingdom for many years.

The Goose-Girl

The story uses the false bride plot with a good-hearted princess being seized by her maid and turned into a common goose girl. It is Aarne—Thompson type Another tale of this type is The Golden Bracelet. In the 13th century, the tale became attached to Bertrada of Laon , the mother of Charlemagne.

Despite the story being viewed as obscure there have been many film versions from countries ranging Germany to even America. Falada is often restored to life in film versions, or even spared entirely.

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While the Queen is implied to have died in the original story, many versions also have her survive to expose the false bride at the wedding. The false bride's motive for suggesting such a cruel punishment varies by retelling; in some, she is simply too ignorant to recognize herself, others have her play along to keep the charade, and others imply she has believed the king is talking about the true bride.

Such film versions include:. Then the waiting-woman ordered the Princess with many hard words to take off her rich clothing and to put on her plain garments, and then she made her swear to say nothing of the matter when they came to the royal court; threatening to take her life if she refused.

And all the while Falada noticed and remembered. The waiting-woman then mounting Falada, and the Princess the sorry jade, they journeyed on till they reached the royal castle. There was great joy at their coming, and the King's son hastened to meet them, and lifted the waiting woman from her horse, thinking she was his bride; and then he led her up the stairs, while the real Princess had to remain below.

But the old King, who was looking out of the window, saw her standing in the yard, and noticed how delicate and gentle and beautiful she was, and then he went down and asked the seeming bride who it was that she had brought with her and that was now standing in the courtyard. And so the real Princess was sent to keep geese with the goose-boy, who was called Conrad. Soon after the false bride said to the Prince, "Dearest husband, I pray thee do me a pleasure.

And when the order had been given that Falada should die, it came to the Princess's ears, and she came to the knacker's man secretly, and promised him a piece of gold if he would do her a service.

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There was in the town a great dark gate-way through which she had to pass morning and evening with her geese, and she asked the man to take Falada's head and to nail it on the gate, that she might always see it as she passed by.

And the man promised, and he took Falada's head and nailed it fast in the dark gate-way.


Early next morning as she and Conrad drove their geese through the gate, she said as she went by: "O Falada, dost thou hang there? But if thy mother knew thy pain, Her heart would surely break in twain.

And when they came into the meadows, she sat down and undid her hair, which was all of gold, and when Conrad saw how it glistened, he wanted to pull out a few hairs for himself. And she said: "O wind, blow Conrad's hat away, Make him run after as it flies, While I with my gold hair will play, And twist it up in seemly wise.And when they came into the meadows, she sat down and undid her hair, which was all of gold, and when Conrad saw how it glistened, he wanted to pull out a few hairs for himself.

Thus they sorrowfully took leave of one another. There was another German film version in Then with many harsh words the chambermaid ordered the princess to take off her own royal clothing and put on the chambermaid's shabby clothes.

Then they went still further out of the town, driving their geese into the country. After they had ridden for a while she felt a burning thirst, and said to her chambermaid, "Dismount, and take my cup which you have brought with you for me, and get me some water from the brook, for I would like a drink.

I won't be your servant. The plot was reworked into 's The Princess and the Pea , combining it with another fairy tale. His eyes were blue and clear and far-seeing, the eyes of a hunter or a woodsman, of a man who watches the shadows in the forest at night or the dim, wavering lines on the horizon at daytime; things near or far or roundabout.

And all along the way CRAP keeps happening to her.

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