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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Queen Who Wants to Keep Her Child

My husband has shut me in a tower with my baby girl so that she will not be taken by the fairies.

I promised her to them, and now the fairies are furious that I have betrayed them. They’ve unleashed a dragon and it’s ripping through countryside and eating everyone. The people are desperate. They’re clamoring around the tower and crying, “Give the child to the fairies!”

My heart is breaking. Oh, my darling girl, how will I ever let you go?

Queen Who Wants to Keep Her Child in The White Cat, Blue Fairy Book. Painting by Gustav Klimt.

Queen Who Wants to Keep Her Child