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The Marsh King’s Daughter III… Stuart France

Hi-ho the Carrion Crow, bow and bend to me… * …There usually is. Perhaps one reason for the tale’s obscurity these days is its perceived, overtly, Christian message. This takes the form of a priest who is captured and tortured … Continue reading

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The Marsh King’s Daughter II… Stuart France

  ‘…The Earth will see you on through this time…’ * …There always is. The Marsh King sinks back beneath the waters with the unnamed Egyptian Princess in his thrall. Some time later a green shoot with a water-lily bud … Continue reading

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The Marsh King’s Daughter… Stuart France

‘…Hi-ho the Carrion Crow, Fol-de-rol-de riddle…’ * Although the second longest of Anderson’s Fairy Tales, The Marsh King’s Daughter is relatively little known and perhaps, even, considered to be one of his ‘lesser’ tales. It is a huge, sprawling epic … Continue reading

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