The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Bull Protector

I was the father she didn’t have. Her human father, the king, thought of nothing but war and put his daughter at the mercy of an evil queen. She left the princess to starve, and so I provided for her. When the queen found out about me, she became dead-set on putting me to death.
I told the princess, “If she kills me, she’ll kill you, too.”
We left the country that very night. At first, the princess felt free. What could be more wonderful than riding through the world on the back of a bull who can pull anything you want out of his ear?
Bull Protector, Kari Woodengown, Red Fairy Book. Illustration by Niroot Puttapipat.