The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Helpful Fox

The youngest son of the king has a good heart, and I am helping him, but he is so annoying! He won’t follow my instructions.

He would not put the golden bird in a common cage. He would not put a common saddle on a golden horse, and he completely ignored my warning not to allow the princess to say goodbye to her parents. He is altogether too kind.

What he needs to do now is chop off my head. It’s the only way to break the spell, but of course, he won’t do it. He won’t follow my parting advice, either, so there’s more misery to come for both of us!

The Helpful Fox in The Golden Bird, Grimms. Illustration by Adrienne Segur.

Helpful Fox