Episode 9: “The Old Woman in the Wood” (5:27)
This is a really fabulous tale–it’s a wonder why it’s not more popular. It’s got all the great elements: a stranded serving girl, murdering thieves, benevolent wild birds with keys, trees full of food and clothes and beds, and an old witch that the serving girl must defeat by following specific rules. CLASSIC fairy tale stuff. So why isn’t this one a “classic?” Because the girl’s not a silly princess? Harumph.