Hello, I am Snow White. I live an enchanted life as a
princess in a wonderful castle. Days with my Prince are filled with joy and
But this was not always so.
My father died when I was very young. My stepmother, the
Queen, raised me. Though life wasn't as wonderful as it is now, I wasn't
unhappy living with her.
I didn't know that the Queen was very jealous of me.
My job at the castle was to do all of the cleaning. I often
sang while I worked.
One sunny morning, while getting water from the well, I
noticed someone watching me. It was the Prince ! He had heard my singing and
stopped to find out where the music was coming from.
My singing enchanted the handsome Prince. And I was
enchanted by him as well. I stared into his eyes as I sang.
All at once, I felt very nervous and ran inside to my room.
Then, I heard the Prince call out to me. I stepped onto the
balcony and held one of my doves. I kissed it and sent it flying down tot he
Prince. The dove landed on his shoulder and delivered my kiss.
Even though I didn't know who he was, I knew we had fallen
I wandered the castle thinking about the Prince. Where had
he come from ? Would I see him again ?
I wished that I hadn't been quite so shy down at the well
and hoped the prince would return again soon.
I even dreamed that he might come and take me to his castle
where we would marry and live happily ever after.
The next day, the royal huntsman invited me on a walk
through the forest. Since the Huntsman had always been very kind to me, I
happily went with him.
We walked a long way, further than I had ever walked in the
forest. I sang to myself as I picked flowers and made friends with the
Suddenly, I saw a dagger in the Huntsman's hand ! I was
about to scream when he dropped to his knees.
'I can't do it, your Highness. Forgive me,' he confessed.
I didn't understand what he meant.
'The Queen is mad,' he continued. 'She is jealous of you.
She'll stop at nothing. Run away, hide, and never come back !'
I was in great in danger !
I ran away deep into the forest, very frightened -- and
Before long it was night time. Scary monsters with bony arms
tried to grab ! And creatures with glowing eyes watched me from the forest !
I ran on and on until I collapsed from fright.
When it was finally morning, I realised that the bony arms
were really tree branches, and the eyes in the darkness belonged to my
animal friends. They had watched over me all night long.
Daylight filled the forest now and I was no longer scared.
But I was very tired and needed to find some place where I could rest.