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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...

Dove of Heaven

Our beloved queen is imprisoned in a high tower—sealed in from the sun and the moon. The king has walled her in for seven years, without meat or drink. Walls built by kings don’t keep us out! We visit her twice a day, and we bring her food from heaven. Many more...

Liberated Queen

I woke in the garden and I saw blood on my apron where my child had been. The king was standing over me, blocking the sun. He was convinced that I had deliberately allowed my baby to be taken by wild beasts. He walled me into a high tower. I have not seen the sun or...

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...