The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

Click the image above to fetch a new random story.

Princess Coming Out of Isolation

The green knight has stopped coming to the castle. What has happened? Surely his heart has not gone to another. Yet, what can I know, isolated here on this island? It’s the only place where I can live safely, out of the reach of my envious stepmother.

One day when I am sitting by the window, crying, a little bird lights on the lintel. He tells me that the prince is very ill, and I must make the medicine. I must catch nine young snakes, turn them into broth, and feed the soup to him.

I have to summon my courage, make the cure, and get off this island.

Princess Coming Out of Isolation in The Green Knight, Olive Fairy Book. Painting by Pierre-Charles Comte.

Princess Coming Out of Isolation