The Story Finder
Voices in Fairy Tales
by Michelle Tocher
I have two sons, and one is very clever. I’d rather not talk about the other. Why? Because he shames me, if you must know. He has no fear and his only wish is to know what fear is!
What sort of fool goes looking for fear? Besides, how will that make him a living? How will he help me in my old age? Bah! I’ve sent him away.
The Ashamed Father in The Tale of a Youth Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was, Blue Fairy Book. Painting by Rembrandt.