Great Long-Legged Scissor Man

Also known as Red-Legged Scissor-Man, Great Tall Tailor.

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  • European European (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Domestic Domestic (attribute)
  • Haunting 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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