production year: 2006 (December)
When Gulliver returned from his travels, he brought, in the depths of the pocket of his jacket,
two little animals – a diminutive sheep and a tiny horse. He took them as a proof that all the wonders
he had seen were real and not only the creations of his mind [or a satire on his contemporary society – translator’s note ;)]
Gulliver liked his little horsie very much, even more than he did the evening coffee and cake. Because of
this, he wanted to give his little friend horseshoes. Unfortunately, no blacksmith had an anvil and a hammer
small enough to form horseshoes that would fit his Thumbelina of a horse.
Gulliver, being quite smart and with many supporters – as befits a ‘well-known’ traveller he was, turned for help to Snow White.
She, knowing the 7 dwarfs, knew perfectly well what needed to be done.
The fourth dwarf, before he could make plaits of his beard, was an apprentice at the blacksmith’s. Because of his size he had
tools of adequate proportions.
Within four days the fourth dwarf forged 4 tiny horseshoes and installed them on the, equally tiny, horse, as best as he could.
Gulliver’s happiness, shared with his tiny odd-toed friend, was not to last long. Azrael, the evil and cunning cat of Gargamel,
saw the shining horseshoes with his acute eyes. He probably wanted to play with the shining objects but he must have also been quite hungry… Anyway, he caught the tiny horse and swallowed almost a whole after a short and happy (for one party at least) tormenting. Almost a whole, one quarter of a horse remained – a hoof with a horseshoe.
From that day Gulliver does not like Gargamel, to say the least. Azrael became a name resonating with negative connotations.
The last horseshoe must have had some protective value (unlike the remaining three).
And thus Farmer expands his offer ;)