The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Misery

It is said that Misery loves company, and I do! That’s the very reason I befriended a poor peasant. I made him sell everything he had, bit by bit, so that we could go out and get drunk.

Now he’s got nothing left to sell. Am I Miserable? No, not nearly enough!

I’ve got an idea. I know where a big sack of gold has been stashed. We’ll go and dig it up and then we can keep getting wasted.

I tell you there’s nothing better than watching his spirits get thoroughly drained!

Misery in Misery, Russian Fairy Tales collected by Aleksandr Afanas’ev. Painting by 19th Century German School. Artist Unknown.

Misery