Sarah Beth Durst* on swan stories.
From Sarah's Journal:
One day, the king of this kingdom (not her father) is hunting in the forest. His hunters find the girl in the tree and ask her who she is. Hoping they'll leave her alone, she throws down her gold chain, her garters, and lastly her dress.
Is this really the best plan? Perhaps getting naked is not the best way to inspire them to leave.
(via Finding Wonderland)
I have GOT to get to that Annotated Brothers Grimm book. I've only read as far as the table of contents. I'm happy to report, though, that the book includes the stories (ahem) How Children Played Butcher With Each Other and The Evil Mother-in-Law.