Snow White

Snow White

Snow White

Once upon a time, a queen sat sewing at a window. The snow was falling and some flakes landed on the windows’ ebony frame. Suddenly the queen pricked her finger with her needle and three drops of blood fell upon the snow. She said to herself, “If Only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, as black as ebony.” Soon afterward the queen had a daughter called Snow White, with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony. When she was born, the queen died.

After a year, the king married again. Every day the queen used to ask her magic mirror, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?” And the mirror would reply,” you arc, 0, queen.” But one day the mirror replied, “Snow White is.” The queen ordered the huntsman, “Take Snow White into the forest and kill her. Bring me her liver and lungs as proof.” The huntsman took the child into the forest, but he had not the heart to kill her. He shot a young boar instead and took its lungs and liver to the queen.

Alone and afraid Snow White ran through the forest. At last, she came to a cottage. It was a cottage of seven dwarfs. At nightfall the seven dwarfs came back and saw Snow White. The next day, Snow-white told the dwarfs all about her stepmother.

They said, “If you look after us, we will look after you.” Snow White kept the house clean for the seven dwarfs.

One day the queen asked her magic mirror, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” “Snow-white,” the mirror replied.

The queen was so outraged that she went out in disguise looking for Snow White, selling colorful laces from door to door. One day she reached the dwarf’s house and asked Snow White to come out and buy laces from her. When Snow White came out she covered her with laces so tightly that Snow White fainted. “Now, I am the fairest in the land, once more,” the queen thought. When the dwarfs came home they thought Snow White was dead. But when they cut her laces she began to breathe. The next time when the queen asked her mirror, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”, “Snow White”, the mirror replied. So, disguised as a farmer’s wife, she went back to the cottage. She took with her a beautiful apple, white on one side and red on the other. The red side of the apple was poisoned. Snow White would not let her in, but the old woman said, “Why not share my apple? I shall have the white side. And the red side is for you.” So as she ate the apple, she fell dead.

That night, the dwarfs tried everything, but they could not wake her up. After weeping they put her in a glass coffin. Snow White lay in her glass coffin, as the years passed she grew into a young woman. One day a prince came by. As soon as he saw Snow White, he fell in love with her. “Please let me have the coffin,” he cried. “I’ll pay you well for it!” We wouldn’t sell it for the world; One of the dwarfs said. “But I cannot live without Snow White! sighed the price. So the dwarfs took pity on the prince and gave him Snow White. As his servants were carrying the glass coffin, one of them stumbled, the coffin titled, and the piece of the poisoned apple fell from Snow White’s mouth. At once she cried, “Where am I?” The prince said, “Safe with me! And be my queen!” Everyone was invited to the wedding, even was Snow White’s stepmother. As soon as she arrived, the prince’s guards seized her.

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