Altered Words – The Dead Ones

The Dead Ones

When night fell
he put on a long black gown
and when the last stroke of the clock faded
he cried out with a loud shrill voice,
“Behold, the dead ones!
Gather their bones together.
Come, come crawl into the graveyard.
Your desire, I’ll follow.”

– from The Master Thief in The Complete Fairy Tales of The Brothers Grimm – Page 604


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7 comments to Altered Words – The Dead Ones

  • jamie  says:

    That was pretty cool. I don’t think I have read that before.

  • Cate Gardner  says:

    These are just brilliant.

    • Mary  says:

      Thank you, thank you! They are fun to do!

  • Katey  says:

    I love when you do these– there’s something odd and transcendental about it.

    Yes, I did mean that word. Transcendental. Seriously.

    • Mary  says:

      Eee! It makes me so happy that people are enjoying them! And Grimm is a large book so I think I’ll have enough source material for at least the next year 🙂

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