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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

Click the image above to fetch a new random story.

Pitchfork

Evening was drawing near and the giant would be back soon. The princess had told the young man how to use me to clean the stables. Turn me upside down! Use the handle, not the fork!

But when he got to work, he picked me up in the ordinary way. What was he trying to prove? The giant would be back soon! He would never get the work done.

Finally, he did what the princess had taught him, and in the twinkling of an eye the stable was as clean as if it had been scoured.

The Pitchfork in The Mastermaid, Blue Fairy Book