To everyone she met, the princess extended her hands, begging them to find her some place where she might find work. But she looked so unattractive and indeed so repulsive in her donkey skin disguise that no one would have anything to do with such a creature. (requested by anonymous)
Perrault’s Fairy Tales. Charles Perrault. Charles Robinson, illustrator. London: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.(New York: E. P. Dutton and Company), c.1939.
“The Wolf pull’d the peg, and the door opened, and then presently he fell upon the good woman, and ate her up in a moment; for it was above three days that he had not touched a bit. He then shut the door, and went into the grand-mother’s bed, expecting Little Red Riding-Hood, who came some time afterwards, and knock’d at the door, tap, tap.”
She writes children’s story and want to become a princess. She believes that one day the prince will come and wears fancy dress everyday. She reads her romantic stories to children only when they call her princess.
FAIRY TALES I
The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood
by Charles Perrault
“Once upon a time there lived a king and queen who were grieved, more grieved than words can tell, because they had no children. They tried the waters of every country, made vows and pilgrimages, and did everything that could be done, but without result. At last, however, the queen found that her wishes were fulfilled, and in due course she gave birth to a daughter.
A grand christening was held, and all the fairies that could be found in the realm (they numbered seven in all) were invited to be godmothers to the little princess. This was done so that by means of the gifts which each in turn would bestow upon her (in accordance with the fairy custom of those days) the princess might be endowed with every imaginable perfection. […]”