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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.

Deserted Mastermaid

I sat by the seashore and waited for the prince to return. Waited. And waited, until I knew he wasn’t coming back.

Now I have walked on. I have come to the hut of an untidy old troll. What a mess! I’m too weary to make her clean up her act. I’ll throw a little gold on the fire and let the sparks fly where they may.

The Deserted Mastermaid in The Mastermaid, Blue Fairy Book. Painting by John William Waterhouse.

Deserted Mastermaid