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  • These are just a few of the modifications of the fairytale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff - de tre Bockarna Bruse - that my son Folke has made up, as he made me play the role of the troll under the bridge.

    1. The youngest goat (Folke) enters the bridge. "Who is tramping on my bridge" the troll (me) says. Iiiiiiiih, he screams, and runs for his life, urging me to hunt him down.

    2. The youngest goat (Folke) enters the bridge. "Who is tramping on my bridge" the troll (me) says. "It's just me, a beautiful princess" he says. Then the troll (me) is supposed to be enchanted, and the troll and the princess marries.

    3. The youngest and the middle goat enters the bridge, and are both eaten by the troll. The oldest goat (Folke) then enters and high fives the troll (me).

    In the original story, the youngest goat convinces the troll to wait for the middle goat, who is fatter. The middle goat convinces the troll to wait for the oldest goat, who when he enters the bridge throw the troll in the stream, and all three goats happily cross the bridge, and gets to the rich fields on the other side where they ate so much that got too fat to go back.
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