The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Doctor’s Servant

My master, a very great doctor, sent me to a peasant’s hut with a bottle of medicine for a young girl who is gravely ill. I have dropped it somewhere on the way here, and now the poor child has no hope.

I’m standing in the house, feeling miserable, when we hear a knock on the door. A fellow named Bobino comes in holding the medicine bottle. He had seen the frogs playing with it as he came along the path. What good fortune!

I should like to be a man like Bobino, who saves lives by noticing what the animals are doing on the ground!

The Doctor’s Servant in Bobino, Grey Fairy Book. Painting by Edvard Munch.

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