The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Merchant Father

Suddenly, everything fell apart. My house went up in flames, and all my ships were lost at sea. I can tell you firsthand that the wealthiest merchant can lose his fortune overnight, and fall into the direst poverty!

The Merchant Father in Beauty and the Beast, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by H.J. Ford.

Merchant Father