The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Kind Sister

I have learned that no matter what world you find yourself in, whether you are on earth or in the underworld, you must be kind. Not for your own sake, but for the sake of other creatures. Oh, do not think for a moment that one creature is lower than another. A cat is not lower than a cow, a fence is not higher than a stove.

I might live in a hen-house, but I have cleaned it and cared for it, and how it shines! People think that the shine comes from the jewels in my casket, but now you know the secret. The source of infinite wealth is kindness!

Kind Sister in The Two Caskets, Orange Fairy Book. Illustration by Sulamith Wolfing.

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