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To: dljordan; JoeFromSidney
It’s an old Irish folk tale. The stories back then could be pretty rough and I don’t think they would be appropriate for children.

Oddly enough, old folk tales, fairy tales, etc. were considered appropriate for children in the 19th Century.

Grimm's, Andersen's and other tales were quite grim before the Victorian English and worse the Walt Disney Corporation got hold of them.

If you can get hold of the unbowdlerized, undisneyfied Little Mermaid, for example, you'll read a very much different tale from that animated dreck WDC put out a few years ago.

Home school?

Indeed! That way, when the kids read the fairy tales, the creepy feminists and other malefactors won't get to wreck them.

9 posted on 02/01/2013 2:02:03 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“If you can get hold of the unbowdlerized, undisneyfied Little Mermaid, for example, you’ll read a very much different tale from that animated dreck WDC put out a few years ago.”

There’s a podcast on Librivox called ‘Celtic Fairy Tales’ that I really enjoy, makes for great bedtime listening. I was listening to the Eddas but it was mainly “and then Bjorn broke in the door and raped the Donkey after bashing Ragnar’s head in”.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 2:08:18 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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