I scan the whole country for the queen’s rivals, but no one has surpassed her beauty. Not yet, but the time is coming when none of her magic potions will suffice to keep her on top.
Her daughter Snow-White will upstage her.
She will ask me who is the fairest of them all, and I will not be able to lie. I expect that her rage will be shattering.
In any case, it won’t be pretty.
The Queen’s Mirror in Snow-White, Grimms. Illustration by John Batten.