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The Elves and the Shoemaker
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Then, two little elves help him. How can he thank them?
A shoemaker, by no fault of his own, had become so poor that at last he had nothing left but leather for one pair of shoes. So in the evening, he cut out the shoes which he wished to begin to make the next morning, and as he had a good conscience, he lay down quietly in his bed, commended himself to God, and fell asleep. In the morning, after he had said his prayers, and was just going to sit down to work, the two shoes stood quite finished on his table. He was astounded, and knew not what to say to it. He took the shoes in his hands to observe them closer, and they were so neatly made that there was not one bad stitch in them, just as if they were intended as a masterpiece. Soon after, a buyer came in, and as the shoes pleased him so well, he paid more for them than was customary, and, with the money, the shoemaker was able to purchase leather for two pairs of shoes.
In her translation of Margaret Hunt chose The Elves as title for these three stories. Friz Freleng created a musical adaption of the story for his Merrie Melodies cartoon Holiday for Shoestrings. The same basic plot was also used in the cartoon short Holiday for Shoestrings. Ray Vecchio vaguely recollects this story when discussing a poor cobbler with his partner, Constable Fraser. In Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love , a spinoff miniseries of the Vertigo comic-book series Fables , the shoemaker appears as an employee in Cinderella's shoe store, while the elves are the builders and suppliers of the store's inventory.