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Saturday, May 5, 2018

A head as large as a haystack in this fairy tale

The Fairy Tale of Prince and Horse tells the tantalizing story of a prince on a quest to find his father, who encounters a giant talking head.  Read more by clicking on the link.


In the early morning hour, before the cock had crowed, the prince was on his way. Toward evening he reached a large wood and directly at the edge of this wood, he saw a man’s head. It was as large as a haystack and below the head lay a sword. He wanted to remove the sword but the head spoke: “Dear son, if instead you undertake to kill the magician who struck off my head with this sword, the sword will be yours, otherwise not.” 



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