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Clay Doll

An old man with a beard longer than himself made me. He put clay into a mold and made a doll as large as life. When he was finished, he bored a hole into my breast and put a piece of bread inside, followed by a poisonous snake. Then he took the blood of a girl named...

Whirlwind

I am the mother of furies, a ball of revenge. I right wrongs and wrong rights, break bonds and scatter matter. Nothing matters to me. The last time I got released, I knocked a girl off a horse. She fell into the river. She was meant to drown in the stream, but instead...

Waggoner

I let an orphan boy run beside my wagon on my way into the city. He was very pleased that he didn't have to pay for his passage. He trotted alongside the horses and talked my ear off, eager to see London. He had heard that the streets were paved with gold, and he...

Blood-Stained Climber

The other suitors tried to climb the glass mountain by using horses that were shod with sharp nails. They didn't make it. Even the golden knight didn't make it. When he hit bottom, I heard his bones rattle in his battered golden armor like dry peas in a pod. I went...