Posts Tagged Fairy Tales

Touting the Tales

What happens when Jack looses his beanstalk, the Princess looses her frog, Puss ‘n Boots has no cat?  I’ve been toting “The Happy Moron”‘s retold tales for some time.  Now he’s reorganized his site to make the stories super easy to access. I recommend Mostly Fairy Tales for a good read.

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Blow, horns of Elfland

In his book “Orthodoxy” G.K. Chesterton says, “My first and last philosophy, that which I believe in with unbroken certainty, I learnt in the nursery. I generally learnt it from a nurse; that is from the solemn and star-appointed priestess at once of democracy and tradition. The things I believed most then, the things I believe most now, are the things called fairy tales.”

And before you pounce on the words “priestess” and “star-appointed” you should take time to read this excellent defense of Christianity which will turn your thought processes inside out before setting you back on your feet.

And you might consider reading my blog guru’s story of Jack the Giant-killer, which, if it has been a long time since you heard the horns of faith and Elfland blow together, will start you on your journey.

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Tales Retold

The Happy Moron has a new parlor game, rewriting fairy tales, leaving out one major character.  I’m becoming rather addicted to his posts.  An early one was charming, but basic as it explored the “Two Little Pigs,” and they have become more elaborate, as witness “Puss and Boots Minus the Kitty” in three parts.

Today, I came across a re-write of  the story of the  “Six Blind Men and the Elephant” which somewhat fits the genre and is worth a read.

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