The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Old Woman Who Keeps the Ring

Oh, if you must have a ring, look for the pretty ones, pretty girl!

Look how they glisten and glimmer. Choose a ruby or a sapphire, but stay away from the plain ring, that’s mine. Come on, now, choose! Any one of those rings will keep you comfortable for the rest of your life. You’ll want for nothing. Look over there!

(And while she’s busy, I’ll grab the birdcage with the bird who is holding the plain ring, the only ring worth anything. With it, have a whole forest of men under my power.)

Old Woman Who Keeps the Ring in The Old Woman in the Wood, Grimms. “Old Woman Pouring Tea,” Artist Unknown, 19th century.

Old Woman Who Keeps the Ring