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The "please, tell us a fairy tale" thread

Once upon a time in a land far away there was the dark forest Wood nearby the river Lake. Deep in the Wood lived a cute little girl called Maxima. One day she decided to bring her big fat ugly grandmother Minnie a basket with delicious red wine and a chocolate cake. After an hour of walk she arrived at the mansion Mansion where her grandmother used to live during the summer. Maxima knocked at the door and a brown furry fox opened the door. The fox was wearing one of Minnies nightgowns. The nightwear was obviously too huge for the fox, so he used several safety pins to make the nightgown fit.
“Uh, why are you so hairy, grandma?” ask little Maxima.
The fox looked a little bit puzzled. He expected a quite different question.
“Ehrm, well, I hadn’t time to shave myself this morning,” answered the fox. “But step in.”
As soon as Maxima entered the mansion she cried out and pointed at the corner of the entrance hall: “Oh, you have a new little pet?”
“Oh, yes, that’s my new dog Jones.”
“He looks a little bit fat.”
“No, no. He is just a little bit lethargic.”
"So Jones isn’t very useful, isn’t he?
“Well,” answered the fox, “he is very useful. I included him in my morning exercises.”
Maxima was still skeptic: “And how does that look like? Can you show me?”
And so the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
“See?”, asked the fox, “it’s a lot of fun!”
Our clever little girl couldn’t answer, because she slipped already through the front front and was on her way back home.

So, what did we learn from our little story? If you ask the right questions in the right order you could keep all the delicious wine and cake for yourself.


@Someone especially that wine must have been veeeeery delicious.


We’ve finally discovered what city Someone is from. It isn’t Wuppertal, it’s Bremen! :stuck_out_tongue:


I didn’t see that one coming :slight_smile:.

I’m pretty sure you’d enjoy Grrrimm from Karen Duve.

Fun fact: the phrase “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” includes all the alphabets in the English language.


Well, Bremen just claimed that story. :wink: In prior versions of that tale the city isn’t named.

Will have a look at it, thanks. :slight_smile:

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