Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter

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So in this quite amusing version I just discovered in the library, the miller’s daughter does not marry the king, but instead runs away with Rumplestiltskin (who, though “very small”, is a “gentleman”). They get married and have a daughter. Sixteen years later, said daughter finds herself at the court of the king, who hasn’t grown one whit less greedy in the meantime. He wants her to do the straw-into-gold trick again, but Rumpelstiltskin’s daughter has other ideas. The king doesn’t know what hit him, and he learns a lesson or two before Happily Ever After can commence. And once again the girl has a chance to marry the king…

 

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