Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snow White

When the dwarfs came home in the evening, they found Snow White lying cold and stiff upon the floor of their room. They raised her up, unlaced her dress, and bathed her face; but all was of no use, she never moved or breathed —she was dead. Now Snow White looked as beautiful as if she were still alive. The dwarfs said, "We cannot put her under the ground;" so they made a glass coffin and placed her inside, so that they could always see her, and they wrote upon the coffin in golden letters— "A King's Daughter." Then they carried the coffin to the top of the mountain, and they took turns in watching beside it.

By-and-by an owl came to mourn for her, then a raven, and last of all a dove. Snow White lay there as if asleep, and the colour never left her cheeks or her lips.

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Snow White

TEXT and IMAGE CREDIT: Three fairy princesses: Snow-white, the sleeping beauty, Cinderella. The old stories illustr. by C. Paterson, Author Three fairy princesses Illustrated by Caroline Paterson (1856-1911). Published: 1885. Original from: Oxford University. Digitized: Sep 11, 2007.

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