This article summarizes the fairy tale “ The Twelve Brothers."It focuses on three major parts of the account, which includes the section that describes how the 13thchild brought bad luck to the family of the twelve brothers; the union of the twelve brothers with their sister till their disappearance, and the girl’s conviction by the wicked mother-in-law in her marriage. The article criticizes the tale by describing where the passage was not clear.In the tale, a king with twelve sons reveals his plan to his wife of killing all his sons once she conceives a 13thchild if she happens to be a girl; to ensure that she inherits the kingdom alone. The queen is shocked, and she could not hide the news from her children; thus, she tells his younger son, and after that, the twelve brothers escape into theforest where they lived until their mother gave birth to a girl. When she had grown up, thegirl found out that she had brothers who left their home when she was not yet born. She thus decided to head into the forest to search for her brothers.