The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Mirrors of the Beast

We line all the walls of one of the great rooms in the palace of a prince who has been made to appear as a beast. Needless to say, he rarely enters this room, although he did once, recently, to hang a bracelet on the chandelier.

When Beauty enters, she admires herself on all sides. “Oh, what a charming room!” she says, reflecting her admiration on us.

She notices the bracelet hanging from the chandelier and takes it down. Its charm holds a portrait of someone who gives her great delight. Another secret admirer!

The Mirror of the Beast, Beauty and the Beast, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Charles Robinson.

Mirror of the Beast