The Child with the Bread Shoes

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Theophile Gautier

Narrated By: Cathy Dobson

Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks

Date: July 2014

Duration: 0 hours 18 minutes


When little Hans dies of the croup, his mother uses all her scant wealth to ensure him a proper burial. She spins the thread for his shroud and has a beautiful little coffin made. But while she is out, the rats gnaw at little Hans's leather slippers and the dead child has nothing for his feet.

Hans' mother makes him a pair of shoes from her last loaf of bread. But after the child is buried, the ghostly child reappears night after night weeping. The bread shoes are preventing him from entering heaven. But the local priest comes up with a plan.


Child with the Bread Shoes

by Theophile Gautier

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Child with the Bread Shoes, Theophile Gautier