Topic Cobbler

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How the Cobbler cheated the Devil

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In the days when strange things used to happen in the world, and the devil himself used sometimes to walk about in it in a bare-faced fashion, he came to a very small town where he resolved to stay a while to play some of his tricks.

EuropeEngland

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

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The little men began to stitch, to pierce, and to hammer so cleverly and quickly with their little fingers that the shoemaker's eyes could scarcely follow them, so full of wonder was he.

EuropeGermany

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The Spectre Coach

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Then, all of a sudden, the gates swung back with a terrible clang, and there issued as strange a procession as Tom’s, or indeed mortal’s, eyes ever set on.

EuropeEnglandSuffolk

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The Story of Hans Christian Andersen

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The poor cobbler’s son was now known and loved throughout all Denmark. But still it was not until several years later that Andersen became really ‘famous.’

North America

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