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The Willful Child
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The Willful Child - Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Reading time for children: 1 min

Attention: This is a scary story.

Once upon a time there was a child who was willful, and would not dowh at her mother wished. For this reason God had no pleasure in her, and let her become ill, and no doctor could do her any good, and in a short time she lay on her death-bed. When she had been lowered into her grave, and the earth was spread over her, all at once her arm came out again, and stretched upwards, and when they had put it in and spread fresh earth over it, it was all to no purpose, for the arm always came out again. Then the mother herself was obliged to go to the grave, and strike the arm with a rod, and when she had done that, it was drawn in, and then at last the child had rest beneath the ground.

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Informations for scientific analysis


Fairy tale statistics
Value
NumberKHM 117
Aarne-Thompson-Uther-IndexATU Typ 779
Translations deutsch
Readability Index by Björnsson42
Flesch-Reading-Ease Index72.3
Flesch–Kincaid Grade-Level12
Gunning Fog Index14.3
Coleman–Liau Index5.9
SMOG Index3.3
Automated Readability Index12
Character Count688
Letter Count528
Sentence Count4
Word Count143
Average Words per Sentence35,75
Words with more than 6 letters9
Percentage of long words6.3%
Number of Syllables166
Average Syllables per Word1,16
Words with three Syllables0
Percentage Words with three Syllables0%

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