In Duitsland zijn 500 nog onbekende sprookjes van Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810-1886) ontdekt, zo bericht NRC Handelsblad vandaag. The Guardian wist de hand te leggen op de verhalen en vertaalde er reeds één van:
A young prince lost his way in the forest and came to a cave. He passed the night there, and when he awoke there stood next to him an old woman with a bear and a dog. The old witch seemed very beautiful and wished that the prince would stay with her and marry her. He could not endure her, yet could not leave that place.
One day, the bear was alone with him and spoke to the prince: “Pull the rusty nail from the wall, so that I shall be delivered, and place it beneath a turnip in the field, and in this way you shall have a beautiful wife.”
Lees het hele sprookje hier.