Every afternoon, children would play in the garden of a giant who had been away for seven years. Upon his return, the giant saw the children in his garden and angrily built a high wall around it, banning the children from entering. He declared, “My own garden is my own garden.”
Once upon a time, a wise king had a strange daily habit. Every evening, he was served a mysterious dish covered under a cloche, and he insisted on eating it alone. His faithful servant, unable to control his curiosity, peeked under the cloche one day and found a white snake. The servant decided to taste it, and the moment he did, he acquired the power to understand and communicate with animals.
Once upon a time, there lived a lonely old woman who longed for a child. One day, a friendly witch provided her with a magic grain. She planted it, and a tulip sprouted, unfolding to reveal a thumb-sized little girl. The old woman was delighted and named the little girl Thumbelina.