I have drawn the prince down into a pit of fire. Ha! He used to turn his face from me. He couldn’t meet my ugliness. Well, now, he must look at me. Look hard!

I appear to him in the smoke, on the arm of a beautiful slave. Haw, I see the admiration in his eyes when he looks at her.

He still won’t look at ME! Well, then. Watch me look at her. One look and she falls down dead!

Now, prince. Marry me or I will turn you into a sheep!

The Wicked Fairy Ragotte in The Wonderful Sheep, Blue Fairy Book. Painting “Death and the Maiden” by George Clark Stanton.