Category: Slovakia

THE THREE GOLDEN HAIRS (CZECHOSLOVAK FAIRY TALES) RETOLD BY PARKER FILLMORE

THE STORY OF A CHARCOAL-BURNER’S SON WHO MARRIED A PRINCESS THERE was once a king who took great delight in hunting. One day he followed a stag a great distance into the forest. He went on and on until he lost his way. Night fell and the king by happy chance came upon a clearing where a charcoal-burner had a cottage. The king asked the charcoal-burner to lead him out of the forest and offered to pay him handsomely. “I’d be glad to go with you,” the charcoal-burner said, “but my wife is expecting the birth of a child and...