I killed my younger brother thinking that he had slept with my wife. Now I discover that while he did lie with my wife, he did not allow her to touch him. I acted too quickly! I am tormented by remorse.
Then I remember the ointment I had from the witch. It heals everything and can even revive the dead. I go to my brother’s body, and I rub the salve into the gaping wound in his neck. I watch, amazed, as the sinews grow again, the wound closes, and my brother opens his eyes.
Murderer Who Revives His Dead Brother in The Two Brothers, Pink Fairy Book. Illustration by Mary Read.