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Joseph Jacobs: Jack Hannaford

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Joseph Jacobs was a notable collector of English fairy tales. He popularized such stories as: "The Cat and the Mouse", "Jack the Giant Killer", "Jack and the Beanstalk". "Three little Pigs" is one of the most popular English fairy tales, it has been translated to many languages. Jacobs published the first best-known form of the story in English Fairy Tales in 1890. “Jack Hannaford” is a short story about a soldier who could cheat two persons, a farmer and a wife of the farmer that it hard to say who was more foolish. One day the soldier came to the farmer's house and rapped at the door. After a conversation between farmer's wife and Jack she gave him her money and didn't even realize that he cheated her.

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