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Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Nasty Giant

I’m a kind master. Really. Just do what I tell you. If you don’t, I’ll wring your neck.

I like putting people in their place, especially young fellows like that prince who came to my house a few days ago. He was willing to be hired, so I brought him on as a servant. First thing I told him to do was to clean out the stable.  After that, he could have day off. But here’s the rub. I forbade him to go into any of the rooms which lead out of his own bedroom. If I caught him disobeying, I would kill him. Simple as that.

I knew he would be tempted. With the whole afternoon to amuse himself, do you think he could resist opening those doors?

The Nasty Giant in The Mastermaid, Blue Fairy Book