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TITLE OF THE STORY
The Bremen Town Musicians


STORY SOURCE MATERIAL

Various sources, including Treat Shop, published by Charles E. Merrill Books in 1954 and websites

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm027.html

http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/brementown/


TALETYPE CLASSIFICATION OF THE STORY

Fairytale


STORY RATING

General Audience


ABSTRACT/SUMMARY

An old donkey is about to be killed because he can no longer work so he decides to run away.  He is on his way to Bremen to become a musician when he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster with the same problem.  They decide to travel with him and become musicians as well.  As they bed down for the night the rooster sees a light in the distance. They follow the light and find a house with robbers in it. They scare the robbers away, eat their dinner and go to bed.  When one of the robbers returns he is scared off again and the animals decide to stay in the house.