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Old July 13th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Barbara_O  Female.gif Barbara_O is offline
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Re: The Warlock's Hairy Heart

It IS very grim, but also very like many early fairy tales, which lends it a sort of validity to a literature nut like me.

For instance....

In the original version of 'Little Red Riding Hood', nobody survives. The wolf gets 'em all.

In the original 'Little Mermaid' the mermaid refuses to kill the prince in order to regain her tail and insteads throws herself into the ocean. She's transformed into foam, but her spirit is taken to Heaven by the angels.

BTW, anyone here ever read 'The Little Match Girl' by Hans Christian Andersen? Spoiler alert - sad ending.

The point is, many early fairy tales were, as 'The Hairy Heart' is, both an entertainment and a cautionary tale. It was meant to be scary. It's a warning against allowing such things to happen.

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl
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