The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Themes: Grief | Regret

Some axes have duties they absolutely abhor, and I’m one of them. The miller used me to chop wood, which is what I was made for, but when times got tough, he swung me with increasing desperation.

Then he used me to sever the hands from the body of his innocent daughter. And I’ll tell you quite bluntly that I would be quite happy if I NEVER got my edge back!

The Axe in The Girl without Hands, Grimms