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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Fortunatus

My father had a great fortune but he didn’t value it. By the time I reached the age of ten, he had squandered his wealth. I didn’t get any education. When I was ready to leave home, I had no trade, and my father confessed that he had failed me. I should have been out enjoying every kind of pleasure but instead he had imprisoned me in our tiny house.

I told him I wasn’t concerned about making money. I would find my way. I would go and walk along the seashore. Inspiration would come to me.

She always did.

Fortunatus in Fortunatus and His Purse, Grey Fairy Book. Painting by Henry Scott Tuke.

Fortunatus