I was very close to my son, and when I became ill, I brought him into my confidence. I advised him that if ever he were to undertake something large, he must consult his fairy godmother. I keep her whereabouts a secret, because my husband is a wizard and he would stamp the fairies out if he could.

The Queen Who Loves the Fairies in The Wizard King, Yellow Fairy Book. Picture by Carl Larsson.

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