The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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King Who Orders the Spindles Burnt

I will not allow the thirteenth wise woman to change the fate of my child. She will not prick her finger on a spindle and fall asleep for a hundred years! I will not have any of the queen’s women meddling with my daughter’s future. Out with them, and all their spindles!

Burn their spindles! Burn their spinning wheels. Burn them all!

The King Who Orders the Spindles Burnt in The Briar Rose, Grimms. Illustration by Arthur Rackham.