When the little tailor cried that he had killed five, the old ladies thought that the tailor meant that he had killed five giants. In the forest roams a unicorn which does great harm, and thou must catch it first. The would-be assassins are too scared to pursue their plan. I leapt over the tree because the huntsmen are shooting down there in the thicket. The story is good right up until the end of it, where it all hits 0 speed and just falls flat. He bought a quarter-pound of jam, or so, and put in some bread. The king still would not give him the promised reward, and made a third demand.
The moral of the story is that courage and brains are important in life because with them we get out of difficult situations. This really, really went well and I was enjoying it, and then the ending just. The little tailor went bravely up, spoke to him, and said, Good day, comrade, so thou art sitting there, overlooking the wide-spread world! » La paysanne, qui avait espéré faire un marché plus considérable, lui donna ce qu'il désirait; mais elle s'en alla en grondant et en murmurant. » Elle monta, chargée de son lourd panier, les trois marches de la boutique du tailleur et il fallut quelle étalât tous ses pots devant lui. » Il tira son épée, et, après en avoir donné à chacun d'eux une couple de bons coups dans la poitrine, il revint trouver les cavaliers et leur dit: « C'est fini, je leur ai donné le coup de grâce; l'affaire a été chaude; ils voulaient résister, ils ont arraché des arbres pour me les lancer; mais à quoi servirait tout cela contre un homme comme moi, qui en abats sept d'un coup! He thought a long while about it, and at last made up his mind what to do. In the wood lives a unicorn who does great damage; you must secure him.
Summary The Valiant Little Tailor is a familiar story because Disney took it upon themselves to put Mickey at the center of its story once. He then went around the town to giants, kings, unicorns, and the like and fooled them into thinking he was the greatest thing to walk the planet. Thou canst certainly throw, said the giant, but now we will see if thou art able to carry anything properly. When he was halfway up, he slipped down by a branch, until he sat just above the sleepers, and then let one stone after another fall on the breast of one of the giants. The little tailor called the huntsmen thither that they might see the prisoner with their own eyes. The tailor moves out of the way at the last-minute and the unicorn drives its horn deep into the tree trunk.
So the wedding was celebrated with great splendour and little joy, and the tailor was made into a king. Au bout d'un moment il aperçut les deux géants endormis sous un arbre et ronflant si fort que les branches en tremblaient. Faith, said he, that was a little better, wasnt it? Even though he was big he was very frightful. Willingly, said the tailor, that is childs play! The King still would not give him the promised reward, and made a third demand. The bed, however, was too big for the little tailor; he did not lie down in it, but crept into a corner.
But he did not venture to give him his dismissal, for he dreaded lest he should strike him and all his people dead, and place himself on the royal throne. This was part of a more general trend in the nineteenth century, whereby folk stories garnered substantial interest, seen to represent a pure form of national literature and culture; the common folk Volk. He uses and other cunning to trick other characters. L'envoyé resta en sentinelle près du dormeur, et, quand celui-ci eut commencé à ouvrir les yeux et à se tirer les membres, il lui fit ses propositions. Before he went away, he sought about in the house to see if there was anything which he could take with him; however, he found nothing but an old cheese, and that he put in his pocket. He sent to the little tailor and caused him to be informed that as he was such a great warrior, he had one request to make to him. Après les avoir tous considérés, maniés, flairés l'un après l'autre, il finit par dire: « Il me semble que cette crème est bonne; pesez-m'en deux onces, bonne femme, allez même jusqu'au quarteron.
How does that shot please you, comrade? Then he bounded into the forest and looked about right and left. After only a few minutes, however, he is ready to turn back and give up, but the townspeople and Minnie are counting on him. He told him that in a wood in his dominions dwelt two giants, who did great damage by robbery, murder, and fire, and that no man durst go near them for fear of his life. Each time he scared them away more came back. « Qu'est-ce que tout cela deviendra? As he entered the stable, the bear sprang on him. And now the little tailor got down. The angry giant attempts to squash the tailor, who quickly produces sewing thread and a needle and binds the giant's limbs.
The little tailor arrived at the giant's castle. answered the little tailor, and unbuttoned his coat, and showed the giant the girdle. The giant throws a rock far into the air, and it eventually lands. After a while he perceived both giants. Quand ils furent arrivés, ils trouvèrent d'autres géants assis près du feu, tenant à la main et mangeant chacun un mouton rôti.
The giant grabbed the front part of the oak and the tailor sat on the branches and watched the giant carry the oak tree by himself. The ambassador remained standing by the sleeper, waited until he stretched his limbs and opened his eyes, and then conveyed to him this proposal. That would indeed be a fine thing for a man like me! Another of many versions of the tale appears in A Book of Giants by Ruth Manning-Sanders. The giant did not know what to say, and could not believe it of the little man. So the little tailor was a king, and remained one to the end of his life. Some of them are well known fairy-tales and some have never been told. They were surprised to see him alive.
The King did not yet wish to give him the promised reward, and set him a third task to do. But the little tailor was much too weak to hold the tree, and when the giant let it go, it sprang back again, and the tailor was hurried into the air with it. cried he, and sprang up like a madman, and pushed his companion against the tree until it shook. Hast thou not strength enough to hold the weak twig? » Et il conduisit le petit tailleur devant un chêne énorme qui était abattu sur le sol. He drew out his sword and gave each of them a couple of thrusts in the breast, and then went out to the horsemen and said, The work is done; I have given both of them their finishing stroke, but it was hard work! Mais il n'osait pas le congédier, de peur que cet homme terrible ne le tuât ainsi que son peuple pour s'emparer du trône. He inspected all of them, lifted them up, put his nose to them, and at length said, The jam seems to me to be good, so weigh me out four ounces, dear woman, and if it is a quarter of a pound that is of no consequence.