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Duffy and the Devil

September 22, 2016
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Folk tale interpretation. Another one like Rumpelstiltskin, except with a girl who pretends to know how to spin and knit but doesn't. So it's her fault but she still gets off easy. Except everything the "devil" knit for her disintegrates at the end.

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Mei Li

September 22, 2016
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Fairly sexist. Not very interesting. A girl wants to go the fair but little girls can't go so she bribes her brother to take her along. They get a bit carried away (she gets her fortune told which says she will rule a kingdom) and her uncle has to rescue them before the gate closes and they can't get back home. Then when the Kitchen God comes that night he tells the girl that the house is her kingdom.

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Girls belong in the kitchen.

The Little Island

September 22, 2016
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Fairly boring description of a small island and the plants and animals that live there. They are visited by a boat with a kitten on it in the middle, which adds some interest to the story, but then the kitten leaves.

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Teaches about nature.

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