Twelve princesses are locked up in a room while they sleep, yet in the morning they have their shoes in pieces.
The king says he'll marry one of the princesses to whoever finds out how this is happening, many princes fail, until an old soldier with an invisibility cape managed to find out they got to an underground castle to drink, be merry and dance their shoes off.... literally.
And yes, the soldier marries the eldest and inherits the kingdom.
I'll just mention the differences in this version, the Evil Queen is actually Snow¡s MOTHER and she tries to kill her twice before the poisoned apple. First she... wraps her in lace in hopes she's asphyxiate? And then a poisoned comb?
Also, Snow was in a glass coffin, which the prince takes and doesn't wake her with a kiss, but she wake up when the coffin is taken by carriage and bumps into a stump which makes her spit the poison apple... wow, that's just brilliantly ridiculous!
I expected this to be the typical fairy tale.... a youth find a completely black castle with three princesses dressed in black, who tell him how to be rescued, but then...
Well, when the kid gets back and tells his parents about this, his father gives him... holy water? And then the kid throws the water on the ladies and they die cursing and promising vengeance...
Did I just read a vampire story?
The only two noteworthy points about this story (apart from having a named protagonist) were the fact that Ferdinand gets a magic flute to summon a magic fish and.... only uses it when he drops his pen in the lake... Wow, I can't help but to fell bad for the fish, I bet it thought it would be doing something actually important in the story.
The other noteworthy thing is that Ferdinand has to find a maid for the King, but she loves Ferdinand and shows she has the power to cut off a head and sow it back on like nothing happened and tries it out on Ferdinand and then asks if the King wants to have a go.... Gee, I wonder what will happen? Yep, she claims to have forgotten the spell and the King dies and she marries Ferdinand.
This fairy tale is a Franken-monster of a bunch of other Grimm Fairy Tales, I know I've said this before, but this one takes the cake, it's not only the longest tale I've read so far, but the most unnecessarily long story I've read, specially since you can tell when one tale ends and the other starts. It doesn't even end at the wedding and has to pull a Golden Children ending just to make it a page or two longer.
I won't give a quick summary this time, because you've literally heard it before, it barely even changes the details from the tales they steal from!
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