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In The Enchantress Returns, the Evil Enchantress Ezmia explains the story of the Souls in the Jars; five men whose souls she trapped in jars as revenge. One of them is the baker.

Ezmia fell in love with a baker from the village, only to find out his affections for her had been a ruse, a joke he played on her with the other village youths. When she demanded his apology, he refused. To punish him, she enchanted a gingerbread man. The uproar this caused made the baker's family lose their bakery.

"It jumped off the tray and ran away from him. It became quite the ordeal; the entire village chased after it with no success."[1]

Trivia

The Gingerbread Man is a classical fairy tale about a runaway cookie.[2] Ezmia's story connects her with several other fairy tales and items such as the Pied Piper, Beauty and the Beast and the golden harp.

References

  1. TLOS II, ch 13, p. 212
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gingerbread_Man

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