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May 29 , 2011

The Story of a Very Bad Boy


Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non-; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia , and wrote numerous historical texts. 'The Story of A Very Bad Boy' is a fairy-tale that was published as a part of 'The Lilac Fairy Book' in 1910. It tell us about a French boy Antoine who is said to be stupid and worthless, but who manages to catch a wolf by the tale one day. So the lady he works for decides to take a ram's skin and sow it upon the wolf. Why? She says it can be sold that way for a good price! Read this brilliant story and you will know what will happen to 'the wolf in the sheep's clothing'!

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