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The Barber's Wife

Story Stats

Rating: 3
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5



Appeared in

The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women

Story Summary

The barber's wife, fed up with his lazy ways, sends him to the royal palace to ask for something. When he returns with a worthless piece of land, she uses a couple of innocent deceits to turn it into something far better.