The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Another party of men had dared to hunt on the sacred mountain! I did what I had done before. I lured them into a feasting tent and gave them poisoned wine. Then I dragged their bodies to the ravine and threw them into the lake.

As I was strolling through the forest, I noticed a white horse hidden in the depths of a thicket. Whose horse is this?

“Mine!” answered a voice from above me in the walnut tree. “Who are you that lure men into your power and then poison them? You will do so no longer! Return to your house and we will fight to the death!”

I mounted his horse and said, “Follow me. I am Zoulvisia.” I was out of sight before he could tell that I am a woman, and this mountain is mine.

Zoulvisia in The Story of Zoulvisia, Olive Fairy Book. Illustration by H.J. Ford.