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“We make no charge for glass balls,” said the shopman politely. “We get them,”—he picked one out of his elbow as he spoke—“free.” When Gip and his father visit a magic shop on a quiet London street, they meet a very odd shopman who mixes fantasy with reality.
“The Door in the Wall” is a truly legendary story – written in 1911, the story doubts the very idea of reality, the actual existence of things. Wells’ Green Door became a representation of anything beyond the visible reality, it’s penetrated popular culture and became a metaphor of something that is hidden or unknown. There are songs, shops and even pizzerias that perpetuate the Green Door. Read the source here.
Jacob is the son of a cobbler, who lives in a small German town. One day, an ugly old woman who has a long, crooked nose and a thin neck comes to his mother’s stand to buy some herbs. Herbwise changes Jacob into a miserable hunch-backed dwarf with a megacolossal schnozzle. Dwarf Nose remains one of the most beautiful and idiosyncratic German fairy-tales till this very day.