The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Witch with Powerful Hair

I live in a fine castle. Light blazes from every window. I sit in the hall on a golden chair, and when young adventurers find me, I turn them to stone. How do I do that? Ha. You wonder, do you?

I will tell you this: the power is in my hair. It only takes a single hair to turn a man to stone. My palace is filled with statues of men.

Every now and then, a young man discovers how to win power over me. Do I stay in his power?

Ha! Wonder again.

The Witch with Powerful Hair in The Two Brothers, Pink Fairy Book. Illustration by Arthur Rackham.

Witch with Powerful Hair