Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Rabbit's Bride

I ran across this funny story while reading "Household Tales: By the Bros. Grimm" this morning.

The Hare's Bride (from the Brothers Grimm)

Once Upon a Time, a girl is told by her mother to go shoo away a rabbit that's eating their lettuce. This happens three times...

There it is again! The famous 3!!!

...and finally the girl agrees to go with the rabbit to his cave.

What? What did she do? Did I miss a page? I MUST have missed something!

The rabbit forces her to marry him, and she's angry at the wedding. All the rabbit family comes.

My friends, Jake and Willy Grimm, are way too subtle to say it, but Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, and Roo also came to Rabby's wedding.

The girl's bored, and makes a dummy that looks like her, puts it in her place, and goes home.

Rabbit's been Punk'd!

Rabbit comes to check on his new wife, and when she won't listen to him or talk to him, he hits her. The girl, really the dummy, falls over. Rabbit thinks he's accidentally killed her.

Bad Girl! Also, I can imagine seeing a rabbit with a long, full bag over his shoulder, digging a secret grave over by an old, deserted road. Hm!

So there's the odd story of the Rabbit's Bride, a regect episode from "The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh".

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