I know what’s going on. The king’s daughter who is in my power is helping the drummer boy who has come to release her. That’s why he’s been able to do all my tasks.

Well, this time I intend to throw him into the fire. If he’s afraid of fire, it will consume him. 

Of course it will. Who isn’t afraid of fire?

Fire Witch in The Drummer, Grimms. Illustration by John Gruelle.

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