From the sketch book series.
We’re so excited that it’s Wednesday we’re dancing too!
‘twas a good episode
That moment everything came crashing down.
A ‘cheer you up about your dead dog’ gesture by Dave Bretherton.
Also a reminder to go and dive Lembeh Straits.
The Robber Bridegroom | Grimm’s Fairy Tales
A young maiden is betrothed to a mysterious man who appears to be rich, and is ordered to travel through the forest alone to his house.
At last she reached the cellar, and there she found an old, old woman with a shaking head.
“Can you tell me if my bridegroom lives here?”
“Alas! Poor child,” answered the old woman, “Little do you know where you are; you are in a murderer’s den. You thought you were about to be married, but death will be your marriage. See here, I have been made to fill this kettle with water, and when they have you in their power they will kill you without mercy, cook, and eat you, for they are eaters of human flesh. Unless I take pity on you and save you, you are lost.”
The woman hides the girl. When the robbers come home, they are drunk and drag with them another maiden, who they drug and kill, cutting her to pieces. One of the men notices a gold ring on the girl’s finger and chops it off with an axe, but the finger rolls onto the floor and out of sight.
The old woman drugs their food with a sleeping draft, and when the robbers are asleep the old woman and the bride are able to escape.
On the day of the wedding, the bride, in front of all the guests, begins to tell her story, pretending it was a dream she had. When she reaches the end of her tale, she produces the finger and shows it to the company. The guests seize the bridegroom and he and all his band are executed.
Illustration by Arthur Rackham.
yeah fairytales are intense
the above url tells no lies
haha. she always gets my nose right though.