Monday, December 5, 2016

Grimm Reviews – “The Wolf and the Man”

“The Wolf and the Man”

One day a fox was talking to a wolf about how no animal could best Man, and the wolf said he’d never seen a Man, but he’d attack one nevertheless. So the next day the fox took the wolf to a road in the forest.

As they waited, an old soldier came by. The wolf asked if that was a Man, but the fox said he had been a Man. Next came a schoolboy, and when the wolf asked, the fox said that he would be a Man.

Then the huntsman came along and the fox said there was a Man before running off. The wolf attack, but the Man fought him with gun and knife and the wolf had to run away. And the fox chided the wolf for being a braggart.


About the only real issue I have with this is the last bit where the fox tells the wolf about being a braggart.  He says it as “You throw your hatchet so far that you can’t get it back again.” That would make sense to humans who have hatchets, but the wolf had no idea what guns and knives were, so why would he know what a hatchet was?

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