The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Long-Bearded Man

The witch who cast a spell on me turned me into an old man with a long white beard. The spell would not break unless I met a girl who loved animals as much as she loved human beings. The witch was certain that I would never meet such a person.

But there you are, sweet girl, thinking of the animals’ needs.

If you find me changed, it is because of you. You are welcome to stay with me in my palace. Stay for as long as you wish.

Long-Bearded Man in The Hut in the Woods, Grimms