Umm, long story short, does anyone remember the story Three Billy Goats Gruff? I googled it and this was the first search result I found. Nate didn’t know the story so I read it out loud to him. It was all going pretty much how I remembered right up until it got to the part where the third, and largest, billy goat Gruff was crossing the bridge.
“Well, come along! I’ve got two spears,
And I’ll poke your eyeballs out at your ears;
I’ve got besides two curling-stones,
And I’ll crush you to bits, body and bones.”
I don’t really remember anything about crushing body and bones in the version I read when I was little. As far as I remembered he just pushed the troll into water…
I guess it’s kind of like that Grimms’s Fairy Tales stuff, where they watered down the Disney version for the kids.
And on a completely different note – my husband is obsessively reading everything he can find about how Bobby Petrino ditched Atlanta for Arkansas. Right after he ditched Louisville for Atlanta. Good luck with that, Arkansas!