"Old Hildebrand" is a story by brothers Grimm. Hildebrand was a peasant, who lived with his wife. The parson of the village and the peasant woman wanted to spend a day together. The parson advised the woman to pretend to be ill. After that, he would say in his sermon that persons, who had at home a sick wife, should make a pilgrimage to the Göckerli hill in Italy, to get a peck of laurel leaves for the sick wife to treat her. So they did so, and Hildebrand went to Göckerli hill. On the way to the hill, the peasant met his gossip, who was an egg merchant. Hildebrand told him about the pilgrimage. But the man knew more than the peasant. How did the story end? Read "Old Hildebrand" to know it.
|Publisher:||Magic Fairy Tales|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||7 KB|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.
Place of Birth:Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:Berlin, Germany