The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Maiden Betrothed to a Lindworm

I did not want to marry the lindworm! He had eaten his two other brides!

I did nothing to deserve being wed to such a monster. I ran to my mother’s grave and I prayed earnestly¬†for her help. Then I became very peaceful and fell asleep. When the sun woke me in the morning, I felt truly happy and light-hearted. I knew what I had to do. I also knew that I would be helped in every way. All I needed was courage.

The Maiden Betrothed to a Lindworm in King Lindworm, Pink Fairy Book. Illustration by H.J. Ford.