The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Rubezahl’s Princess

In a moment, the ordinary wood had become enchanted, and I was enticed to swim in a sparkling pool. My friends and I stepped into the water, and, while they bobbed on the surface like corks, I sank down into its depths. Before I could become frightened, water nymphs took hold of me and swam me quickly through underground ways to a palace far more splendid than anything my father could have built.

I was seated on a couch, wrapped in a satin robe, and entertained by a young man who whispered the sweetest speeches in my ear. He wanted me to stay in the dream, forever.

Rubezahl’s Princess in Rubezahl, Brown Fairy Book. Illustration by H.J. Ford.

Rubezahl's Princess