The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Queen Who Keeps the Wild Man

My husband and I were amazed to see the wild man that the huntsman caught. His body was red-brown like rusty iron, and his hair hung down over his face and down to his knees.

My husband put him in a cage in the courtyard. He gave me the key and I kept it under my pillow.

Did the wild man know where I kept it? Yes, he did.

How did he know?

That’s my little secret.

Queen Who Keeps the Wild Man in Iron Hans, Grimms. Picture by Ernst Fuchs.

Queen Who Keeps the Wild Man