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Princess Engaged to a Spellbound Snake

Everyone was terrified for me because I had been promised to a snake. But I couldn't wait to meet him. The moment he slithered into the garden, I loved him. He wound around me and kissed me, and then I followed him to a room in the castle. As soon as I had shut the...

Girl-Fish

One day, when I was sitting by the river with my father’s net, I caught a fish. It spoke to me and said that if I didn't throw it back into the river, something dreadful would happen to me. I ignored it and brought it home. When I told my mother what had happened, she...

Forest Hut Where Food Is Free

I am a simple hut in the forest. I was useful to no one for a long time, except for the occasional band of robbers, or wanderers who happened by. Then one day, I was repaired. I was given a new door and a new window. I was cleaned from cellar to rafters. The hearth...

Cupid

I was singing by the water and smoothing the feathers on the shafts of my arrows when the princess found me. I said, "Are you surprised to find me with my eyes open? I'm not always blind, you know!" Anyway, I don't need eyes to know what she is seeking. I let one of...

Old Friend of Sparrow

I am an old man with a hard-hearted wife, and she's only gotten meaner over the years. I try to ignore her. I light my pipe and go sit out on the porch. I listen to birdsong and tune my ears to something else other than her scolding tongue. Now she's done something I...

Murderer Who Revives His Dead Brother

I killed my younger brother thinking that he had slept with my wife. Now I discover that while he did lie with my wife, he did not allow her to touch him. I acted too quickly! I am tormented by remorse. Then I remember the ointment I had from the witch. It heals...

Youngest Fairy

The fairies gave the princess all their best gifts: beauty, an angel's wit, grace, and talents for dancing, singing and playing instruments. Then the spiteful Old Fairy came in and gave her a curse. The princess would be pierced by a spindle and would die of the...

Careless Maid

Oh, I've done a terrible thing! I was chasing a spider when I knocked the queen's flask off the shelf. Not just any old flask, either—the flask filled with water from the Fountain of Youth! The queen will have my head! I have to think. What will I do? I have to settle...

Father Who is No Longer Negligent

When my children came home at last, I understood what had been going on in my own house. The twins never told me that my new wife beat them. I had no idea that she had sent them out to the gloomy wood to serve a witch who would happily eat them if they didn't please...

Star Princess

I was born with a star on my forehead, and my father lavished his affection on me. My mother was more restrained. She loved me, but not the way my father did. One day when a great washing was taking place, I noticed twelve shirts among the linens. They were too small...