Snow white

Onceuponatimeinthemiddleofwinter,whentheflakesofsnowwerefallinglikefeathersfromthesky,aqueensatatawindowsewing,andtheframeofthewindowwasmadeofblackebony.Andwhilstshewassewingandlookingoutofthewindowatthesnow,sheprickedherfingerwiththeneedle,andthreedropsofbloodfelluponthesnow.Andtheredlookedprettyuponthewhitesnow,andshethoughttoherself,“WouldthatIhadachildaswhiteassnow,asredasblood,andasblackasthewoodofthewindow-frame.”

Soonafterthatshehadalittledaughter,whowasaswhiteassnow,andasredasblood,andherhairwasasblackasebony;andshewasthereforecalledLittleSnow-white.Andwhenthechildwasborn,theQueendied.

AfterayearhadpassedtheKingtooktohimselfanotherwife.Shewasabeautifulwoman,butproudandhaughty,andshecouldnotbearthatanyoneelseshouldsurpassherinbeauty.Shehadawonderfullooking-glass,andwhenshestoodinfrontofitandlookedatherselfinit,andsaid-

“Looking-glass,Looking-glass,onthewall,Whointhislandisthefairestofall?”

thelooking-glassanswered-

“Thou,OQueen,artthefairestofall!”

Thenshewassatisfied,forsheknewthatthelooking-glassspokethetruth.

ButSnow-whitewasgrowingup,andgrewmoreandmorebeautiful;andwhenshewassevenyearsoldshewasasbeautifulastheday,andmorebeautifulthantheQueenherself.

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