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The motif Magic in HCA : The Tinder Box (1835)
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The motif Magic in HCA : The Tinder Box (1835)

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Magic contains among others: Miraculous cure, Purification with water

Example :

One evening when he sat in the dark without even enough money to buy a candle, he suddenly remembered there was a candle end in the tinder box that he had picked up when the witch sent him down the hollow tree. He got out the tinder box, and the moment he struck sparks from the flint of it his door burst open and there stood a dog from down under the tree. It was the one with eyes as big as saucers.

"What," said the dog, "is my lord's command?"

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