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Which Witch Worried the Blacksmith? single work   short story   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Which Witch Worried the Blacksmith?
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Izzy Isaacberg, the village blacksmith, agrees to shoe the elf's moose if the elf can make the witch who cast a spell on him remove it. The elf agrees, but when he confronts the witch things get complicated.


  • The first part of the story alludes to Longfellow's 'The Village Blacksmith'. The story opens with the verse:

    Under the village doughnut tree,

    The village baker bakes.

    With soggy bread and cakes like lead,

    The man his living makes.

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