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 potions will serve to keep her skin smoother, her cheeks rosier, or her hair shinier than Snow-White’s.

One thing I do know: her rage won’t be pretty.

The Queen’s Mirror in Snow-White, Grimms. Illustration by John Batten.

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