5 children's stories and books that still give us the creeps


'The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf' by Hans Christian Andersen

Andersen loved writing tales about naughty girls and their punishments. In this case, a poor girl became conceited after getting a better life. When she went to visit her poverty-stricken mother through the mud, she dropped the loaf of bread for her family and stood on it to keep her shoes clean. She was sucked into the mud and is taken to Hell, where she becomes a statue and goes through several horrific torments, while listening to her mother crying and people telling her how horrible she was.

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