Whenever we meet the little dwarf in the woods, he’s in trouble! We help him out, and then he scolds us, funny little man.
Now he’s got himself entangled in the talons of eagle, and we’ve had to pull him free. Do you think he thanked us? Oh no! He screamed, “You’ve torn my thin little coat to shreds, you awkward hussies!” Haha! He could at least have given us a few ribbons for our trouble!
Rose-Red in Snow-White and Rose Red, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Arthur Rackham.