The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

Click the image above to fetch a new random story.

Tom Thumb’s Mother

My husband thinks that we should leave the children in the forest when they’re out tying fagots tomorrow. I can’t do it! Yet, we’re so desperately poor. If we don’t leave our little ones to fend for themselves, we’ll be reduced to eating one another!

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

Tom Thumb's Mother