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Witch Who Utters a Curse

You might wonder why I let the girl come and live with me in the first place. She'd been raiding my garden for the parsley. Ate so much of it, her mother called her "Parsley". I told her mother to let her come and live with me and she could have as much parsley as she...

Fairy Leader

We often gather in the mossy dell shaded by spreading pine-trees. We've got a magic mallet that we keep under a stone, and it can produce anything we wish for, so there's no end to our delight. We want for nothing! Then one day when we came tripping into the dell,...

Fortune-Telling Witch

The pig's wife is standing outside her house. Little does she know that my youngest son was killed by her husband, so I turned him into a pig. I put a spell on him that would last three years, and his term is nearly done. She calls me to come and speak with her,...

Grandmother Wolf

Where had my grandson gone? I searched for him everywhere. While I was searching, I went to Mink’s cottage to buy some sea urchins’ eggs. As soon as I got inside, I saw the wolf skin which I guessed belonged to my grandson. “I knew he was dead – I knew it! I knew it!”...

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 she...

Isuro the Rabbit

When I was a young rabbit, I lived in a hot country, far away, where the forests were very thick and dark, and the rivers ran swift and strong. My best friend was a baboon named Gudu, and we were inseparable. Then one day Gudu decided he needed to find a mate, so he...

Maiden Who Meets a Dark Stranger

One night, a stranger came riding to our castle. He asked if my brother and I would give him lodging for the night. We granted his request, and the man joined us for supper. He was certainly entertaining. He told amusing stories and my brother liked him so much that...

King with Apple Trees

There is nothing I love better than my apple trees. When harvest time comes, the apples are red as blood, and so heavy that the branches hang to the ground, near to breaking. No apple falls until I do the harvesting, and if anyone picks an apple before its time,...

Kooshy Ram

Ho ho! The Beeka Mull is the worst thief in the market! That's what I told the unhappy merchant that I befriended today. The foolish fellow gave the Beeka Mull a box of jewels for safekeeping. Of course, when he went to retrieve it, the Beeka Mull no longer recognized...

Lindworm

I was the firstborn prince, but from the moment of my birth, my mother denied my existence. I made my way to the hills and lived off the land. I ate mice, and then I ate rodents, and then I ate lambs, and then I ate children. When my brother set off to marry and take...

Demanding Beast

The man had come my castle out of a brutal winter storm. Cold, lost, and hungry, he found himself in a wondrous blossoming avenue. He found shelter for his horse. He came into the castle, ate a fine meal, and slept in a comfortable bed. He never met his host, but he...

Deserted Mastermaid

I sat by the seashore and waited for the prince to return. Waited. And waited. When I knew he wasn't coming back, I walked on and came to a little hut which stood all alone in the woods. I knocked, and an ill-tempered, malicious old troll came to the door. I asked if...

Ferko’s Wolf

I ran up to my dear friend Ferko who had healed my injured leg. He was sitting on the stump of a tree, all by himself. "If I can help you in any way, say the word," I said. Ferko not only needed me. He needed all the wolves to come to his aid. Not a problem. I told...

Raging Dame Gothel

I separated the child from the evils of the world. I gave her everything! And how does she thank me, wretched girl? She lets a man into the tower. Haaah! The worm's gotten into the apple. She's no good to me. I chopped off her hair and cast her away to the desert. Now...