“…and then the tailor cut the little boy’s thumbs off. Good night.”
In case you didn’t know, Germany has a collection of really creepy bedtime stories called Struwwelpeter.
The title can be translated as “Shockheaded Peter” or “Slovenly Peter.”
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The book contains a series of stories where children behave carelessly or naughtily. This leads to drastic consequences, which range from falling into water to death. Yes, death!
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“Struwwelpeter” describes a boy who does not groom himself properly and is consequently unpopular.
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