The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Princess Who Rides a Lion

My brother went hunting one day and didn’t return. I nearly wept myself blind! Then, when I could no longer stand it, I went out into the forest to search for him. After I had gone a long way, I became tired. I had to find a place to rest. I looked around and what did I see but a lion standing nearby. He seemed friendly, so I sat down on his back and he carried me along.

What a lovely beast. He kept stroking me and cooling my cheeks with his switching tail!

Princess Who Rides a Lion in The Lion and the Frog, Grimms. Illustration by Arthur Rackham.

Princess Who Rides a Lion