I had a daughter, but she disappeared. She was only seven! I was waiting for her to come back from school, and she never came home. My sweet little girl, Prunella, that’s what I called her because she always came home with a plum she had picked from a tree….

She’ll come home one day. If it please God, she’ll come back to me.

Prunella’s Mother In Prunella, Grey Fairy Book. Painting by Lucas van Leyden.

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