The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

Click the image above to fetch a new random story.

Scioravante the Gold-Headed Magician

Ha! The little mare has given me the slip, but now I’m back! I’m on the roof of the palace. I can see her in her room, combing her long hair. She thinks that she can hide from me, but even if she barricades herself behind seven iron doors, I’ll get to her. I have the help of the old woman across the street.

I’ll give more gold than I did before, but this time I’ll tell her to hide a piece of paper under the pillow of the princess. It’s inscribed with magic words instructing everyone in the palace, except the princess, to fall asleep.

Then all the doors will open to me!

Scioravante the Gold-Headed Magician in Cannetella, Grey Fairy Book