The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Fountain of Lions

I stand in the middle of the court of a great castle. The entrance to the castle is guarded by four fierce lions. Two are asleep, and two are awake. My water is a sovereign medicine, healing all fevers, even the most dangerous, in less than an hour’s time.

The Fountain of Lions in Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paridanou, Blue Fairy Book. Picture by Louis Icart.

lion fountain