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Andrew Lang: The One-Handed Girl

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non. "The One-Handed Girl" is a fairy tale, included in the Andrew Lang’s "Lilac Fairy Book". The story follows two kids, a brother and a sister. Once on his deathbed, their father asked them, which one they would have – his property or his blessing. His son took property, and daughter accepted blessing. Soon after it repeated, but this time their mother was dying. And again son took property, and daughter accepted blessing. Who will be proven right and who will turn out to be wrong? Read and find out!

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