The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Toy Soldier

I am missing a leg, so the boys have dismissed me. I lie on a shelf and watch a paper dancer spin in front of a paper castle. She wears a blue scarf and a tinsel rose that blinds me when it catches the light. How I wish she could love me, but I don’t expect she ever will.

The Toy Soldier in The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Hans Christian Andersen