Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Classic Version)
Once upon a time, a Queen sat sewing by her window in winter. As she looked out onto the snowy landscape, she pricked her finger and drops of blood fell into the snow. Seeing the stark contrast, she wished for a child with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony.
Soon, a daughter was born to the Queen with exactly those features. They named her Snow White. Sadly, the Queen died soon after, and the King remarried. The new Queen was extraordinarily beautiful, but she was also vain and wicked. She owned a magical mirror that always spoke the truth and would daily ask, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The mirror would always answer that the Queen was the fairest.
However, as Snow White grew up, she became more beautiful each day. One day, the mirror told the Queen that Snow White was now the fairest of them all. Consumed by jealousy, the Queen ordered a huntsman to take Snow White into the forest and kill her.
But the huntsman, moved by Snow White’s innocence and beauty, couldn’t bring himself to kill her. He told Snow White to run away and never return. He took back a boar’s heart to convince the Queen that Snow White was dead.
In the forest, Snow White found a small cottage and went inside to rest. This cottage belonged to seven dwarfs, who, when they returned home, found Snow White sleeping. They were enchanted by her beauty and allowed her to stay with them.
The Queen soon discovered from her mirror that Snow White was still alive and decided to kill her herself. She used magic to disguise herself as an old peddler woman and visited the cottage while the dwarfs were away. The Queen tried to kill Snow White three times – first with tight lace for her dress, then with a poisoned comb, and finally with a poisoned apple. Each time, the dwarfs saved Snow White, but the third time, while they could remove the apple piece from her throat, they couldn’t revive her.
Believing Snow White to be dead, the dwarfs placed her in a glass coffin. One day, a prince who was passing by saw Snow White in the coffin. Enchanted by her beauty, he kissed her. This broke the spell, and Snow White woke up.
The prince and Snow White fell in love, and a grand wedding was held. The wicked Queen was invited, and when she asked her mirror who was the fairest, it replied, “The young bride is a thousand times fairer.” Enraged and horrified, the Queen died of spite and jealousy. Snow White and the prince lived happily and justly over their kingdom for the rest of their days.