I was in the carriage with the family when the robbers attacked. They sprang out of the thicket, and killed everyone but me. I ran and ran and now I’m alone in the woods, without any food or shelter.
What will I do? I can’t find my way back to the road, and even if I could, the road out of the woods is not safe!
Servant Girl in The Old Woman in the Wood, Grimms. Picture by Odilon Redon.