“The next morning when the two girls got up, there was milk for the man’s daughter to wash in and wine for her to drink, but there was water for the woman’s daughter to wash herself with and water for her to drink. On the second morning there was water for washing and water to drink for the man’s daughter as well as for the woman’s daughter. And on the third morning there was water for washing and water to drink for the man’s daughter, and milk for washing and wine to drink for the woman’s daughter, and so it continued.
The woman became her stepdaughter’s worst enemy, and from one day to the next she did whatever she could to make the stepdaughter’s life more miserable. Furthermore, she was envious because her stepdaughter was beautiful and kind, while her own daughter was ugly and disgusting.
Once in winter, when everything was frozen as hard as a stone, and the hills and valleys were covered with snow, the woman made a dress of paper, called her stepdaughter, and said, ‘Here, put this dress on and go out into the woods and fetch me a basketful of strawberries. I have a longing for some.’
'Good heaven.’ said the girl. 'Strawberries don’t grow in the winter. The ground is frozen, and furthermore the snow has covered everything. And why am I to go out in this paper dress? It is so cold outside that one’s breath freezes. The wind will blow through the dress, and the thorns will tear it from my body.’
'Will you contradict me?’ said the stepmother. 'Be on your way, and do not let me see you again until you have the basketful of strawberries.’ Then she gave her a little piece of hard bread and said, 'You can eat from this all day,’ while thinking, 'You will freeze and starve to death out there, and I shall never see you again.’”
– excerpt from “The Three Little Men in the Woods” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
coat, parasol: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
dress: Juliette et Justine
rose bow: Victorian Maiden
brown rosette: Moss Badger
brooches, necklace: Moss Märchen