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Biggest billy goat is winner

15 June 1984

Abstract

In this editorial, the author talks about the case against the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The author, known as H.L.E., first gives a brief retelling of the famous fairy tale and explains that the violence in the story is common in almost all fairy tales. Parents Jon D. and Kathleen Corbin, wanted this fairy tale removed for excessive violence, however the Eagle Point School Board voted unanimously to keep the story on school shelves. The author makes a statement at the end of the article that instead of attacking the book, the parents should be praising the story for showing quick thinking can get one out of a serious situation. The author then praises the Eagle Point school board for making a wise decision and keeping another instance of narrow-minded censorship out of the school system.


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