The Tales of Beedle the Bard — J.K. Rowling

Down The Book Cubbyhole

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If you have read the final installment of the  Harry Potter series or have watched the penultimate film adaptation, certainly, you are wholly au courant with the heirlooms bequeathed by Dumbledore to Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Harry was given a snitch; Ron, a device that pilfers light; and lastly, Hermione was bestowed with an old copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In the magical world, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a series of magical stories intended for puerile witches and wizards, akin to that of our fancied tales such as the works of the Grimm Brothers. Rumpeltiltskin, Snow White, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel—name them; we have earnestly devoured those when we were kids.

Congruous to that of the Grimm’s fairy tales, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in a way, is dark and disturbing. Nonetheless, both endeavor to embark positive ideals to its…

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