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Crystal Fountain

I am a beautiful place in the deep forest. Some people consider me a holy place. They bury their treasure in my caverns, and I keep their secrets. Bathe in my waters and you will emerge refreshed as a newborn. Keep your treasures with me and I will keep them well. A...

Catskin

My father had a great deal of land, and he had wanted a son to take possession of it. Instead, my mother gave him me, and only me. My mother would say, “Oh, look, she’s so bonny, bonny as can be!” But he wouldn’t even look at me. He said,...

Iron Sandals

We shoes were made of iron and forged in fire. We were given leather straps to bind us to a pair of feet. We were made to slog through every kind of terrain. We were scoured by desert sand and scraped by mountains of flint. We froze on ice and snow and scorched in the...

Fortune-Telling Witch

I will tell you who I am, but I won’t tell her. (You know, the pig’s wife.) I am the mother of dragons, and my youngest son was killed by that brat I turned into a pig. I put a spell on him that lasted three years, and now time is running out. He’s...

Princess Who Marries a Pig

I knew from the moment I heard him speak that he was not an ordinary pig. But he was still a pig and he had come to the castle to marry me. I had no escape. The street was full of pigs. All the pigs in the world had come to the castle that day. What could I do? It had...

The Book of Destiny

I am a lying open on a large table in a locked room. The table is laid with a gorgeous cloth, made with care by many hands. My pages contain the destinies of the King’s three daughters. They have just come into the room. The eldest princess steps forward and dares to...