The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Fountain of Lions

I stand in the middle of the court of a great castle. The entrance is guarded by four fierce lions. Two are asleep, and two are awake.

People believe that the water that flows from me is a sovereign medicine, healing all fevers, even the most dangerous, in less than an hour’s time.

To be honest, however, my only charm is my description. I am only water!

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

Fountain of Lions