When the wicked woman returned home she went to her mirror and asked:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is fairest of all?
The mirror answered once again:
You, my queen, are fair; it is true.
But Snow-White, beyond the mountains
With the seven dwarfs,
Is still a thousand times fairer than you.
When she heard that, all her blood ran to her heart because she knew that Snow-White had come back to life.
The Peacock Queen will not be pleased! Not only is Snow White still alive, but she has invaded the BPAL general catalogue, and she’s hurling flurries of winter beauty wherever she goes.
Illustration by Arthur Rackham.