Tom is so clever! He got up in the middle of the night, took the golden crowns from the heads of the Ogre’s seven sleeping daughters, and put ’em on our heads. Then he put our old bonnets on the heads of the Ogre’s daughters.

Uh-oh. The Ogre’s comin’ up the stairs. He means to kill us and have himself a late-night meal. It’s dark in here. If Tom’s plan works, he’ll be goin’ for the bonnets….

Tom’s Eldest Brother in Tom Thumb, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Gustave Dore.

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