Please Let Me Out of Here!

Illustration:  From the Story "Valentine and Orson."  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

Now, in that land there dwelt a man, the Green Knight he was called,

Who by his strength and magic arts a lady fair enthralled,

And kept in prison dark and strong, and none could set her free;

Not even Valentine prevailed, with all his bravery.

From the Story "Valentine and Orson."  The Three Bears’ Picture Book.  Illustrated by Walter Crane.  George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

From the Story “Valentine and Orson.”

The Three Bears’ Picture Book.

Illustrated by Walter Crane.

George Routledge and Sons: London & New York.

8 thoughts on “Please Let Me Out of Here!

  1. I prefer the problems suffered in the Princess and the Pea. This is very dark and scary, especially after those three women were rescued in Ohio, and we know this really does happen.

    1. Well Debbie, how very nice of you! Thank you for loving my blog and for the nomination. What a surprise! I will go and check it out.
      Thank you,
      Elephant

  2. I love the brilliance of the colors. And the lady’s hair. But most of all the rescuer’s outfit appeals to me.

    So many stories involve women being held captive. It seems sometimes men are turned into some other creatures through enchantment or spells, but not imprisoned in the same way. This says something about our world, I think – because I think these stories reflect reality. As the earlier comment mentions. The women are so often powerless.

    I hope this story here works out. I am remembering a Green Knight, dimly, from my days as an English major in college – Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight? Is this the same one, I wonder? I don’t remember anything about the Sir Gawaine story, I will have to admit…

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