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Part 4. Dwarf Long Nose - Little Muck - Caliph Stork - Sinbad - The hare and the hedgehog

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The dwarf Long Nose

Set of twelve square magic lantern slides sold in a cardboard box complete with lecture.

Jacob, the clever son of a cobbler, shows his anger with a disagreeable old woman buying produce from his mother's market stall.
After reluctantly helping her carry her purchases home, he discovers that he is in the power of a wicked fairy. The witch turns Jacob into a squirrel for seven years and finally into an ugly dwarf with a huge proboscis. Freed from servitude he returns to his parents who no longer recognize him. Luckily his culinary skills put him in good standing with the local Duke. At the same time the King's daughter is turned into a goose by the same witch. Jacob and the princess meet and succeed to overthrow the witch and get back to their families and true forms.

Also published as a set of three long magic lantern slides containing four images each.

Little Muck
LITTLE MUCK is an Arabian fairy tale by the German poet and novelist Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827). On leaving the university, Hauff became tutor to the children of the famous Württemberg minister of war, General Baron Ernst Eugen von Hugel, and for them wrote his 'Märchen' (fairy tales), which he published in his Märchen Almanach auf das Jahr 1826. Some of these stories are very popular to this day, such as Der kleine Muck (The Story of Little Muck), The Caliph Stork (below) and Der Zwerg Nase (Little Longnose).

Slides measure 3¼ inches x 3¼ inches and are probably made by J. Barnard and Son, England.

The Caliph Stork
Another Arabian fairy tale by the German poet and novelist Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827).

When the Caliph of Baghdad finds himself trapped in the body of a stork, only the evil sorcerer with designs on his throne knows the magic word that will restore the Caliph to his human form.

Slides measure 8.3 x 8.3 cm and are made by J. Barnard & Son/Theobald & Co.

Sinbad The Sailor

Made by Theobald & Co., England in/before 1889. First series.
1. Hindbad brought before Sinbad. 2. The Ogres of the Sea. 3. Sinbad sees a Bird of extraordinary Size.
4. The Merchants broke the Egg with their Axes. 5. We beheld a multitude of hideous savages. 6. A multitude of monkeys.
7. The Valley of Serpents. 8. The Serpent swallows one of Sinbad's comrades. 9. Sinbad shooting the Elephants.
10. The largest elephant tore up the tree by its roots. 11. Sinbad and the old man of the sea. 12. Sinbad in the Sepulchre.

The hare and the hedgehog
The hedgehog challenges the hare to a running race. The result seems clear. A hare can run much faster than a hedgehog, isn't it ?!
But through a clever trick the hedgehog manages to win.
This set of 6 slides was probably made by Theobald & Co., England.
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