The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Queen Mother of the Raven

My baby daughter was fidgety and noisy and I could not quiet her. She wanted to be in my arms, and every time I put her down, she cried. Finally, I became impatient with her. I went to the window, and when I saw the ravens flying around the palace, I said, “I wish you were a raven and would fly away and give me some rest.”

I had scarcely spoken when my arms were full of wings, and before I could catch her, she had flown out the window and into the dark forest.

Queen Mother of the Raven in The Raven, Grimms. Illustration by Walter Crane.

Queen Mother of the Raven