The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Gift Horse

Themes: Kinship | Threshold

If ever there was a gift horse, it’s me. I’m waiting in a castle for Ferdinand, who has just celebrated his fourteenth birthday.

Imagine his surprise when he sees a white horse standing in a castle, a castle to which he alone has the keys. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that I speak!

Oh I have many surprises in store for Faithful Ferdinand. He will have no better friend than me.

The Gift Horse in Faithful Ferdinand and Unfaithful Ferdinand, Grimms. Illustration by Lennart Helje.

Gift Horse