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15th May '13 1:03:33 AM Silverblade2
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12th May '12 7:04:17 AM LordGro
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"[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/perrault/ludicrouswishes.html The Ludicrous Wishes]]" (or "The Three Ridiculous Wishes") is a French literary {{fairy tale}} by CharlesPerrault.

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"[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/perrault/ludicrouswishes.html The Ludicrous Wishes]]" (or "The Three Ridiculous Wishes") is a French literary {{fairy tale}} by CharlesPerrault.
Creator/CharlesPerrault.
7th Jan '12 12:26:40 PM LordGro
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The FairyTales follows a woodcutter, down on his luck. Depending on the version he is granted three wishes by either the God Jupiter, a fish whose life he spared or, alternatively, a tree spirit, for his help in their time of need. The woodcutter went home, and his wife persuaded him to put off the wishing until the next day, but while sitting by the fire he wished for sausages. His wife taxed him for his folly, and angry, he wished the sausages on her nose. Finally, they agreed to use the last wish to take the sausages off her nose, leaving them no better off than before.

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The FairyTales tale follows a woodcutter, down on his luck. Depending on the version he is granted three wishes by either the God Jupiter, a fish whose life he spared or, alternatively, a tree spirit, for his help in their time of need. The woodcutter went home, and his wife persuaded him to put off the wishing until the next day, but while sitting by the fire he wished for sausages. His wife taxed him for his folly, and angry, he wished the sausages on her nose. Finally, they agreed to use the last wish to take the sausages off her nose, leaving them no better off than before.
7th Jan '12 12:24:01 PM LordGro
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"[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/perrault/ludicrouswishes.html The Ludicrous Wishes]]" (or "The Three Ridiculous Wishes") is a French literary {{fairy tale}} by CharlesPerrault.

The FairyTales follows a woodcutter, down on his luck. Depending on the version he is granted three wishes by either the God Jupiter, a fish whose life he spared or, alternatively, a tree spirit, for his help in their time of need. The woodcutter went home, and his wife persuaded him to put off the wishing until the next day, but while sitting by the fire he wished for sausages. His wife taxed him for his folly, and angry, he wished the sausages on her nose. Finally, they agreed to use the last wish to take the sausages off her nose, leaving them no better off than before.
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!!Tropes in "The Ludicrous Wishes":

* CloserToEarth: Likely unintentional, but the wife can come of as this in some versions. Many versions make them equally incompetent however.
* TheFool: The woodcutter.
* GoodSamaritan: The woodcutter.
* NoNameGiven: The woodcutter and his wife.
* TalkingAnimal: In the version when it's a fish.
* ThreeWishes: This may be the TropeMaker.
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