Mad Penguin: Open Source: Spinning Straw Into Gold
Feb 06, 2005, 11:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Einfeldt)
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"You remember the guy. He's the original loan shark. The town's
miller is suffering from a mid-life crisis, lies to the king that
his daughter can spin straw into gold, the king gets greedy, throws
the daughter into lock-up giving 24 hours to work her magic or it's
curtains for our heroine.
"Poof. Enter the Nasty R. Before there were police scanners,
bail bondsmen, or Danny DeVito, there was Rumpelstiltskin, hunkered
down over his magic crystal, looking for pigeons in need of a short
term, high interest loan. In desperation, under increasing demands
from the king for more gold, Nasty R squeezes our heroine into
agreeing to give him her first-born for more gold..."