Stepchildren devoured by wild beasts and hunted to death!

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“They rode away to his castle, the fawn following by their side.”

The king placed the maiden before him on his horse and rode away to his castle, the fawn following by their side. Soon after their marriage was celebrated with great splendour, and the fawn was taken the greatest care of, and played where he pleased or roamed about the castle grounds in happiness and safety.

In the meantime the wicked stepmother, who had caused these two young people such misery, supposed that the sister had been devoured by wild beasts and the fawn had been hunted to death. Therefore when she heard of their happiness, such envy and malice arose in her heart that she could find no rest till she had tried to destroy it.

THE ENCHANTED STAG (Grimm’s Fairy Tales).

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

Edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie

Illustrated by Mary Hamilton Fry

George Sully & Company:  New York.  1915.