Once upon a time as a King riding a horse in a snow, he fell from the horse and injured on his knee, three drops of blood fall on the snow. As he looks at the blood on the snow, he says to himself, "Oh, how I wish that I had a son that had skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony". Soon after that, the Queen gives birth to a baby boy who has skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony. They name him Prince Snow White. As soon as the child is born, the King dies.
Soon after, the Queen takes a new husband, who is very charming but also vain. The King possesses a magical mirror, an animate object that answers any question, to which he often asks: "Mirror, mirror on the wall / who in the land is charming of all?" to which the mirror always replies "You, my King, are the most charming of all." But when Snow White reaches the age of seven, he becomes as charm as knight, and when the King asks his mirror, it responds: "King, you are charming, 'tis true, but Snow White is more charming than you. The King becomes jealous, and orders a huntsman to take Snow White into the woods to be killed. He demands that the huntsman, as proof of killing Snow White, return with his lungs and his liver. The huntsman takes Snow White into the forest, but after raising his knife to stab him, he finds himself unable to kill him. Instead, he lets him go, telling him to flee and hide from the King. He then brings the King the lungs and the liver of a boar, which is prepared by the cook and eaten by the King.
In the forest, Snow White discovers a tiny cottage belonging to a group of seven dwarves, where he rests. There, the dwarves take pity on him, saying "If you will keep house for us, and cook, make beds, wash, sew, and knit, and keep everything clean and orderly, then you can stay with us, and you shall have everything that you want." They warn him to take care and let no one in when they are away delving...
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