An angel guards my children. That’s why I’m not afraid to let them play and sleep in the woods. Truly, I tell you, they will not be harmed. For instance, one morning, after they had slept through the night in the forest, they woke and saw a figure in a shining white robe sitting close to their resting place.

The figure got up, looked at them kindly, and then vanished into the wood. When they looked around them, they saw that they had been lying this close to the edge of a precipice!

My children are not out of their mother’s reach when they are in the woods.

Mother of Snow-White and Rose-Red in Snow-White and Rose-Red, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by L. Leslie Brooke.

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