The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Sister Who Lives in a Tree

My brother and I made our homes in trees when we were children, but after my father went to war and my mother fell ill and died, our tree forts became our homes. We lived happily for some time in our hollow oaks.

Then one day, a wild ogress came along and uprooted us. She carried our trees far away and planted them outside her window. From our hiding places, we saw her all cruel deceptions, which were more vicious than anything we had ever seen in the forest.

The Sister Who Lives in a Tree in Asmund and Signy, Brown Fairy Book. Illustration by H.J. Ford

Sister Who Lives in a Tree