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Uninvited Crab Fairy

It was me who brought the queen to the fairy palace. Me! I introduced her to the fairies who granted her wish to have a child. They gave her a posy of jeweled flowers and told her that she could invoke the fairies at any time by speaking the flowers’ names. When...

Stepsister Who Speaks Badly

I can’t talk now, because every time I go to say something, the only words that will come out of my mouth are: “Dirty creatures!” Don’t ask me why it happened. I’m sure my stepsister’s behind it. She’s the dirty creature, but...

Stepmother With Her Face in the Wind

My stepson had all the capacity. He just didn’t have the will. One day he came home after hunting, and I said, “Have you brought me much game today?” Nothing. He had nothing but the feather of a blue falcon. I held it by the feather tip. What was the...

Generous Tailor

I told the goldsmith he shouldn’t do it! But he wouldn’t listen to me. He insisted on going back to the place where the little folk were dancing. We had found them once, and they sent us away with coal in our pockets. By morning, the coal had turned to...

Not-So-Stupid Hans

My brothers think I’m stupid, but I know the difference between a good man and a bad one. That little elf who came to the door was nothing but trouble. He asked for bread, and when I gave it to him, he let the bread fall to the ground. Then he ordered me to pick...