HOUSEHOLD STORIES from The BROTHERS GRIMM

51 Tales translated to English by Lucy Crane & Illustrated by Walter Crane

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SNOW-WHITE.
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a bush, and with the shaking the bit of poisoned apple flew out of her throat. It was not long before she opened her eyes, threw up the cover of the coffin, and sat up, alive and well.
" Oh dear ! where am I ? * cried she. The king's son answered, full of joy, " You are near me," and, relating all that had happened, he said,
" I would rather have you than anything in the world ; come with me to my father's castle and you shall be my bride."
And Snow-white was kind, and went with him, and their wedding was held with pomp and great splendour.
But Snow-white's wicked step-mother was also bidden to the feast, and when she had dressed herself in beautiful clothes she went to her looking-glass and said,
1' Looking-glass upon the wall, Who is fairest of us all ? "
The looking-glass answered,
14 O Queen, although you are of beauty rare, The young bride is a thousand times more fair."
Then she railed and cursed, and was beside herself with disappointment and anger. First she thought she would not go to the wedding ; but then she felt she should have no peace until she went and saw the bride. And when she saw her she knew her for Snow-white, and could not stir from the place for anger and terror. For they had ready red-hot iron shoes, in which she had to dance until she fell down dead.