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. Who could possibly climb up here? If you were successful, you would have to make yourself invisible to pass through the two fiery griffins at the entrance. I am hanging on the other side.

If I am sounded, the castle gates will fly open, the fortress will tremble, and a monstrous evil will be overcome.

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

Golden Trumpet