History Literature / TheElvesAndTheCobbler

20th May '16 11:04:43 PM DivineDeath
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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Some variations of the story depict the elves [[BarefootPoverty wearing raggedy clothing and no shoes at all]], which is what prompts the cobbler to make shoes for them.
30th Aug '15 11:15:34 AM HeraldAlberich
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The fairy tale follows a poor cobbler with ailing sales. One night he wakes up to find the shoes he had planned to create in the morning already made, and much to his fortune a customer comes in and pays more than usual for the shoes. The event recurred a few times, leading the way to better times for the poor cobbler. One day the cobbler discovered a pair of elves creating the shoes for him and out of compassion decides to make some clothes for the creatures. The elves happily accepted the gifts and thereafter did not come again, but they had ushered in a new era of good business for him.

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The fairy tale follows a poor cobbler with ailing sales. One night he wakes up to find the shoes he had planned to create in the morning already made, and much to his fortune a customer comes in and pays more than usual for the shoes. The event recurred recurs a few times, leading the way to better times for the poor cobbler. One day the cobbler discovered discovers a pair of elves creating the shoes for him him, and out of compassion decides to make some clothes for the creatures. The elves happily accepted accept the gifts and thereafter did do not come again, but they had have ushered in a new era of good business for him.



* DeusExMachina: Very convenient of the elves to turn up just when sales were ailing...

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* HouseFey: The elves, who steal into the shop at night while the humans are asleep to make shoes out of pure goodwill.
* DeusExMachina: Very convenient of the elves to turn up just when sales were are ailing...
1st Jul '13 2:31:37 PM nombretomado
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The tale has inspired many adaptations and popular culture references. Among these, Tex Avery adapted the story for his 1950 MGM cartoon short ''The Peachy Cobbler''. The house-elf Dobby in ''HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets,'' who can only be freed from his drudgery with a gift of clothing, is another reference to this fairy tale.

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The tale has inspired many adaptations and popular culture references. Among these, Tex Avery adapted the story for his 1950 MGM cartoon short ''The Peachy Cobbler''. The house-elf Dobby in ''HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets,'' ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets,'' who can only be freed from his drudgery with a gift of clothing, is another reference to this fairy tale.
23rd Jul '12 4:24:19 AM LordGro
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"The Elves and the Cobbler" (or "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Shoemaker and the Elves") is an often copied and re-made {{fairy tale}} about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves. It is best known from the [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Brothers Grimm fairy tales]], where it was included as entry no. 39 as "Die Wichtelmänner" ("The Gnomes").

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'''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/shoemaker/index.html "The Elves and the Cobbler" Cobbler"]]''' (or "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Shoemaker and the Elves") is an often copied and re-made {{fairy tale}} about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves. It is best known from the [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Brothers Grimm fairy tales]], where it was included as entry no. 39 as "Die Wichtelmänner" ("The Gnomes").
7th Jun '12 1:07:13 PM FELH2
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"The Elves and the Cobbler" (or "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Shoemaker and the Elves") is an often copied and re-made {{fairy tale}} about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves. It is best known from the [[TheBrothersGrimm Brothers Grimm fairy tales]], where it was included as entry no. 39 as "Die Wichtelmänner" ("The Gnomes").

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"The Elves and the Cobbler" (or "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Shoemaker and the Elves") is an often copied and re-made {{fairy tale}} about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves. It is best known from the [[TheBrothersGrimm [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Brothers Grimm fairy tales]], where it was included as entry no. 39 as "Die Wichtelmänner" ("The Gnomes").



* ChristmasMiracle: The Elves are discovered by the Shoemaker first on Christmas.

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* ChristmasMiracle: The Elves are discovered by the Shoemaker first on Christmas.



* LawOfInverseFertility: In some versions, the shoemaker and his wife are trying to have a baby, but have been unsuccessful. They ''do'' conceive, and it's implied to be due to some of the elves' magic being left with them at the end.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: In some versions, the shoemaker and his wife are trying to have a baby, but have been unsuccessful. They ''do'' conceive, and it's implied to be due to some of the elves' magic being left with them at the end.
9th May '12 6:34:50 AM MsChibi
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* LawOfInverseFertility: In some versions, the shoemaker and his wife are trying to have a baby, but have been unsuccessful. They ''do'' conceive, and it's implied to be due to some of the elves' magic being left with them at the end.
7th Jan '12 12:02:04 PM LordGro
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"The Elves and the Cobbler" (or "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Shoemaker and the Elves") is an FairyTale believed to be of German descent and often copied and re-made story about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves. Listed as entry 39 in the German [[TheBrothersGrimm Grimm's Fairy Tales]] under the common title ''Die Wichtelmänner''.

The fairy tale follows a poor cobbler with ailing sales. One night he wakes up to find the shoes he had planned to create in the morning already made, and much to his fortune a customer comes in and pays more than usual for the shoes. The event recurred a few times, leading the way to better times for the poor cobbler. One day the cobbler discovered a pair of elves creating the shoes for him and out of compassion decides to make some clothes for the creatures. The Elves happily accepted the gifts and thereafter did not come again, but they had ushered in a new era of good business for him.

The tale has inspired many adaptations and popular culture references. Among these, Tex Avery adapted the story for his 1950 MGM cartoon short The Peachy Cobbler. The house-elf Dobby in ''HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets,'' who can only be freed from his drudgery with a gift of clothing, is another reference to the fairy tale.

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"The Elves and the Cobbler" (or "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Shoemaker and the Elves") is an FairyTale believed to be of German descent and often copied and re-made story {{fairy tale}} about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves. Listed as entry 39 in It is best known from the German [[TheBrothersGrimm Grimm's Fairy Tales]] under the common title ''Die Wichtelmänner''.

Brothers Grimm fairy tales]], where it was included as entry no. 39 as "Die Wichtelmänner" ("The Gnomes").

The fairy tale follows a poor cobbler with ailing sales. One night he wakes up to find the shoes he had planned to create in the morning already made, and much to his fortune a customer comes in and pays more than usual for the shoes. The event recurred a few times, leading the way to better times for the poor cobbler. One day the cobbler discovered a pair of elves creating the shoes for him and out of compassion decides to make some clothes for the creatures. The Elves elves happily accepted the gifts and thereafter did not come again, but they had ushered in a new era of good business for him.

The tale has inspired many adaptations and popular culture references. Among these, Tex Avery adapted the story for his 1950 MGM cartoon short The ''The Peachy Cobbler. Cobbler''. The house-elf Dobby in ''HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets,'' who can only be freed from his drudgery with a gift of clothing, is another reference to the this fairy tale.



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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Be generous to people and they will abandon you.
7th Jan '12 11:50:14 AM LordGro
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"The Elves and the Cobbler" (or "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Shoemaker and the Elves") is an FairyTale believed to be of German descent and often copied and re-made story about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves. Listed as entry 39 in the German [[TheBrothersGrimm Grimm's Fairy Tales]] under the common title ''Die Wichtelmänner''.

The fairy tale follows a poor cobbler with ailing sales. One night he wakes up to find the shoes he had planned to create in the morning already made, and much to his fortune a customer comes in and pays more than usual for the shoes. The event recurred a few times, leading the way to better times for the poor cobbler. One day the cobbler discovered a pair of elves creating the shoes for him and out of compassion decides to make some clothes for the creatures. The Elves happily accepted the gifts and thereafter did not come again, but they had ushered in a new era of good business for him.

The tale has inspired many adaptations and popular culture references. Among these, Tex Avery adapted the story for his 1950 MGM cartoon short The Peachy Cobbler. The house-elf Dobby in ''HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets,'' who can only be freed from his drudgery with a gift of clothing, is another reference to the fairy tale.
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* ChristmasMiracle: The Elves are discovered by the Shoemaker first on Christmas.
* DeusExMachina: Very convenient of the elves to turn up just when sales were ailing...
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Be generous to people and they will abandon you.
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