cautionary tale

tale told in folklore to warn its listener of a danger

A cautionary tale is a tale told in folklore, to warn its listener of a danger. There are three essential parts to a cautionary tale, though they can be introduced in a large variety of ways. First, a taboo or prohibition is stated: some act, location, or thing is said to be dangerous. Then, the narrative itself is told: someone disregarded the warning and performed the forbidden act. Finally, the violator comes to an unpleasant fate, which is frequently related in expansive and grisly detail.
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genre: cautionary tale

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Series

Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids

book full of short stories by Jamie Rix

author: Jamie Rix

1996

Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids

book full of short stories by Jamie Rix

author: Jamie Rix

1992

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

1990 book of short stories by Jamie Rix

author: Jamie Rix

1990

More Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

book full of short stories by Jamie Rix

author: Jamie Rix

2001

Nasty Little Beasts

2007 short stories by Jamie Rix

author: Jamie Rix

2007

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

1990 book of short stories by Jamie Rix

author: Jamie Rix

1990

More Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

book full of short stories by Jamie Rix

author: Jamie Rix

2001

The Right to Read

short story by Richard Stallman

author: Richard Stallman

1997

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