The New International Encyclopædia/Haimonskinder

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HAIMONSKINDER, hī'mṓns-kĭn'dẽr. A popular German romance which appeared at Cologne in 1604 under the title Ein schöne und lüstige Histori von den vier Heymonskindern. It was largely an adaptation of a version current in the Netherlands and based on a French original. A previous German adaptation (1535) was based directly on the prose romance Les quatre fils Aymon. See Aymon.