The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Youngest Swan Brother

People constantly ask me why I have a wing for an arm, so I am obliged to tell them the story of how my brothers and I were turned into swans, and how our sister saved us by knitting seven sweaters. My brothers have gone on with their lives, but I am the one who must explain what happened, over and over again.

You see, my sister did not quite finish her task. My sweater only had one sleeve. Therefore I still have a wing. Therefore I still remember.

Youngest Swan Brother in The Six Swans, Grimms. Illustration by Jennie Harbour.

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