To break the spell and turn her brothers back into humans, their little sister is tasked with sewing six shirts from asters and may not speak or laugh for six years. The six shirts were ready, only the left sleeve of the sixth was wanting. This story is about how the girl goes through a journey of making six shirts made of the tiniest flowers and not speaking for six whole years in order to make her brothers become people again. So the queen went home very pleased to think she had got rid of her stepchildren; but the maiden had not run out with her brothers, and so the queen knew nothing about her. She then told the king what had happened and they lived happily ever after.
And the king and queen lived many years with their six brothers in peace and joy. She could not talk or laugh for 6 years while she made them each a shirt made of sunflower peddles. Except she marries her dad. While tailoring shirts out of flowers. What kind of condition is it? She walked the whole night long without stopping, and the next day as well, until she was too tired to walk any further.
The children, who saw from a distance that some one was approaching, thought that their dear father was coming to them, and full of joy, ran to meet him. How many more handfuls of grain than pies were eaten? He already had 6 children and he didn't know if his new wife would treat them well so he hid them in a far away castle in the forest. They blew at one another until they had blown all their feathers off, and then they stripped off their swan skin as if it had been a shirt. A must read and so much better than the more well known translations. This is just like the crow story about a sister being mute for a certain amount of years to make her brothers turn back into human. As a punishment, the wicked mother-in-law was tied to the stake and burned to ashes.
If they come home and find you, they will murder you. After that we are again transformed into swans. She found a room with six little beds, but she did not dare to get into one of them. Never thought I would have criticism for a fairy tale. To break the spell and turn her brothers back into humans, their little sister is tasked with sewing six shirts from asters and may not speak or laugh for six years. She received the King as if she had been expecting him, and he saw that she was very beautiful, but still she did not please him, and he could not look at her without secret horror.
It made me want to revisit Sevenwaters, which I may very well do sometime in the future. Never thought I would have criticism for a fairy tale. The Six Swans by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Dorothee Duntze, translated by Anthea Bell, published 1998. The king would not believe such a thing, and ordered that no one should do her any harm. While tailoring shirts out of flowers. They, however, did not cease, and then she threw her girdle down to them, and as this also was to no purpose, her garters and by degrees everything that she had on that she could do without until she had nothing left but her shift. To break the spell and turn her brothers back into humans, their little sister is tasked with sewing six shirts from asters and may not speak or laugh for six years.
This is just the start of a long and incredible story on what the brothers and sister have to go through. The brothers were not less glad when their sister appeared, but their joy did not last long. I really hope you enjoy this tale, and let me know if you'd like me to narrate more fairytales in the future! This has never been done before at Efteling. Either way, I love reading fairytale retellings. And once when the king had ridden, to the hunt, she took the little shirts and went into the wood, and the clew of yarn showed her the way.
See more ideas about Swan, Short Stories and Fairies. This story follows a family where six brothers are turned into swans and the youngest child, a girl, has to make them six shirts of starflowers The Six Swans by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Dorothee Duntze, translated by Anthea Bell, published 1998. And when she was led to the pile of wood, she carried the six shirts on her arm, and when she mounted the pile and the fire was about to be kindled, all at once she cried out aloud, for there were six swans coming flying through the air; and she saw that her deliverance was near, and her heart beat for joy. Years later, the King of another country finds the girl doing this, is taken by her beauty, and takes her into the court with the intention of making her his queen. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Only the left sleeve of the last one was missing. When she had already spent a long time there it came to pass that the King of the country was hunting in the forest, and his huntsmen come to the tree on which the maiden was sitting.
The ball of yarn showed her the way. And if one single word falls from thy lips all thy work will be lost. But they did not stop, so she then threw her belt down to them, and when this did not help, her garters, and then -- one thing at a time -- everything that she had on and could do without, until finally she had nothing left but her shift. And when the brothers had said this, the quarter of an hour was over, and they flew out of the window again as swans. The king had been married before, and by his first wife he had seven children, six boys and one girl.