The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Dame Carp

I am leaping after flies when I land hard on the earth. I lie in the grass, gasping for air. Then two hands slide underneath me, and I am raised up. I prepare myself to be killed and eaten.

But no, I am gently lowered into the cool, refreshing water. I sink to the bottom of the river. Ahhhh…. I can breathe again! Boldly, I swim to the bank to thank the charming man for his kindness. “I will repay you,” I tell him.

I am sure that we will meet again.

Dame Carp in The Story of Pretty Goldilocks, Blue Fairy Book