The Story Finder
Voices in Fairy Tales
by Michelle Tocher
It is almost impossible to find me, I am hidden so deep.
I am buried in the yolk of an egg that is buried in the womb of a bird that is buried in the belly of a bull.
Who will cut through the bull to reach me?
I break all spells and delusions. Hold me in the face of the evil enchanter, and all his lies will be shattered at once.
Anyone who holds me cannot hold deception.
As you might imagine, nobody wants me around.
That’s why they have hidden me so deep.
Crystal Ball in The Crystal Ball, Grimms. Painting by John William Waterhouse.