Vocabulary from the Grimm’s brothers tale “The turnip”

(quite a grim tale too).


Yoke and nag:

“then he yoked his oxen”
“The horseman […] was journeying along on his nag”

These fairy tales are not really  happy-ended, most of them are really weird.

“When he reached home, he knew not upon whom to vent his rage and spite; and at length wicked   thoughts came into his head, and he resolved to kill his brother. So he hired some villains to murder him;…”

Not the best tale for bedtime, dubious moral. The supposedly good character turns into evil and causes mischief, instead of asking for help. It does not set a very good example.
You can read the whole tale here.




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