Afraid of ghosts? Ghouls? Cats? Then this story is not for you. Or maybe it is. Because our hero this week sure knows how to deal with all of them. Because he’s the boy who knows no fear.
And boy, is he having some adventures. I am so excited – this must be one of my favourite Grimms’ fairy tales. I had a graphic novel of it as a kid, and it scared me out of my wits, especially the gallows scene.
Wait, there’s a gallows scene? In a kiddie tale?
Welcome to 18th century Germany.
By the way, this tale is too long to do the reading and the analysis in one podcast. The second part will follow next week.
Are you not too scared to open your eyes? Read The Story of a Boy who went forth to learn Fear here