Great Long-Legged Scissor Man
Also known as Red-Legged Scissor-Man, Great Tall Tailor.
- European (culture)
- Giant (attribute)
- Domestic (attribute)
- Haunting (behaviour)
A 19th century Bogie used to scare children in England and Germany. He features in a story by Henry Hoffman published in 1847. A boy named Conrad always sucked his thumb. His mother warned him that if he did not stop, a great man with large scissors would come and cut it off.
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