Rumpelstiltskin is a magical Dwarf from Germany. He wanted a son, and tried to trick a princess into giving him hers. She was trapped in a tower by her prince, and could only come out if she could do certain magical tasks for him. Rumplestiltskin did these deeds for the lady, and in return she would give him her son unless she could guess his name. She did this on the final day of her captivity and Rumpelstiltskin in his rage stomped his foot on the floor and split it in two.

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