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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

Click the image above to fetch a new random story.

Glass Axe

Of course I can’t chop wood. I’m made of glass! Swing me against a hard tree, and I’ll shatter.

Imagine, though, that you were cutting down a paper tree. I could chop down a whole forest of paper trees with my fine edge.

You can turn anything around with your imagination. Hold to it, and you will never be shattered.

The Glass Axe in The Glass Axe, Yellow Fairy Book. Painting by Ferdinand Hodler.

Glass Axe