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Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Queen of the Woods

When I met the pretty shepherdess alone in the woods, I asked her if she feared the robbers.

“No,” she answered, “I have nothing for them to steal.”

“Ah, but you have a heart,” I said. “What would you do if that were stolen?”

She didn’t know what I meant. Her heart had never been stolen. She cared for it, you see.

Queen of the Woods in Felicia and the Pot of Pinks, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Kay Nielsen.

Queen of the Woods