(Grimm's Fairy Library) with Illustr. by E.H. Wehnert

(Grimm's Fairy Library) with Illustr. by E.H. Wehnert

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...had been lying asleep on the grass, and his height was that of a fir-tree. "You wretched wight!." he exclaimed, "what are you drumming here for, awaking me out of my best sleep?" "I am drumming," he replied, "to show the way to the many thousands who follow me." "What do they want here in my forest?" asked the Giant. "They are coming to make a path through, and rid it of such monsters as you," said the Drummer. "Oho? I shall tread them down like ants." "Do you fancy you will be able to do anything against them?" said the Drummer. "Why, if you bend down to catch any of them, others will jump upon your back; and then when you lie down to sleep, they will come from every bush and creep upon you. And each one has a steel hammer in his girdle, with which he means to beat out your brains." The Giant was terribly frightened to hear all this, and he thought to himself, "If I meddle with these crafty people they will do me some injury. I can strangle wolves and bears, but these earthworms I cannot guard against." Then, speaking aloud, he said, " Here, you little fellow, I promise for the future to leave you and your comrades in peace; and if you have a wish tell it to me, for I will do anything to please you." "Well, then," replied the Drummer, "you have got long legs, and run quicker than I, so carry me to the glass-mountain, and I will beat a retreat-march to my companions, so that for this time you shall not be disturbed." "Come hither, you worm," said the Giant, "set yourself on my shoulder, and I will bear you whither you desire." The Giant took him up, and the Drummer began to beat with all his...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914015
  • 9781236914019