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Elves and Shoemaker
|The Elves and the Shoemaker|
'The Elves and the Shoemaker' is a story by
Jacob and Wilhem Grimm.
|It's a fairy tale: a poor shoemaker gets some unexpected help just when he needs it.|
|A Christmas story about the joy of giving.|
|Première partie/First part|
Once upon a time there lived a kind shoemaker and his wife.
However, four little elves, who had been outside their window, had heard them talking. They felt sorry for the kind man.
In the morning the shoemaker and his wife were amazed to see the pretty little shoes lying on the table.
They decided to stay awake that night and hide behind the door to find out who made the shoes for them. As they waited
|Deuxième partie/Second part|
We must give them something in return...
The wife suggested: 'their clothes were torn, let us make tiny clothes for them.'
When the elves came they were thrilled to see their new clothes. They danced and sang in happiness
The shoemaker continued to make the best shoes in town and sold them. He and his wife never
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