Summary “Boy with a finger” Perrault

Summary “Boy with a finger” Perrault

A boy with a finger is the youngest of the seven sons of a woodcutter and his wife, a seven-year-old child of small stature (at birth there was not more than a finger, hence the nickname). M. with the n. Saves himself and his brothers, when the father, not being able to feed them, takes the children to the forest and leaves there: M. with the village finds his way home on the stones that he throws along the road. But for the second time he only has bread crumbs, which are stitched by birds, and children, wandering through the forest, wander into the house of the Ogre. His wife, a kind woman, wants to hide them, but the Ogre finds the children and prepares to eat them in the morning.

Then, at night, M. with n. Puts on the caps of his brothers on the heads of seven daughters of the Ogre sleeping in the next bed, and on himself and the brothers their golden crowns. Tired at night, the Ogre mistakenly cuts his throat to his daughters, and next morning in seven-mile boots he starts to catch up with runaway children. M. with p. Hides brothers, and then sends them home, he himself takes off his boots from the asleep Man-eater and quickly reaches his home, where he deceives his wife from the Ogre with all his riches.

At home, his family meets him joyfully. Further Perrault leads and other versions of the ending, associated with seven-mile boots: M. with n. Carried out assignments of the king; delivered letters of lovers; The messenger’s craft earned a lot of money, which he acquired for his father and brothers positions, and he found an excellent bride for himself.


Summary “Boy with a finger” Perrault