The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Golden Trumpet

I hang on the gate of a castle that stands on the top of a high mountain.

I bear the inscription:

Whoever can this trumpet blow
Shall cause the giant’s overthrow.

I have been quiet for a long time, but one day, someone will climb to this high place, pick me up and blow me. Who, I wonder, will be brave enough?

The Golden Trumpet in The History of Jack the Giant-Killer, Blue Fairy Book. Painting by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis.

Golden Trumpet