This story is Hans, The Mermaid’s Son from
THE PINK FAIRY BOOK Edited by Andrew Lang
This is a story about the son of a man and a mermaid. He shows up to visit dad one day and realizes dad can’t feed him. He eats A LOT, and is incredibly strong. So he goes off into the world to find someone who can feed him enough. He gets a job with a squire, who ends up trying desperately to get rid of him. Eventually he beats up Old eric (The Devil), gets a lot of cash, and goes back home to mom.
This fairy tale is Rated G. The worst is that there are people trying to kill Hans, but nobody gets killed. They do drop huge rocks on his head, and try to get him hanged. I dont perceive any moral really. It is simply a story.
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