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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

Click the image above to fetch a new random story.

Crystal Ball

It is almost impossible to find me.

I am buried in the yolk of an egg, which is buried in the womb of a bird, which is buried in the belly of a bull.

Who will cut through the bull to reach me?

I break all spells and delusions. Hold me in the face of the wicked enchanter, and all his lies will be shattered at once.

Anyone who holds me is not able to deceive.

That is why they have buried me so deeply.

Crystal Ball in The Crystal Ball, Grimms. Painting by John William Waterhouse.

Crystal Ball

Who is a character in life or in literature who has deeply buried the truth? Imagine a scene where the crystal ball is held up to them. What would happen?