Once upon a time there lived a beautiful princess called Snow White. She had a skin as white as snow and lips as red as roses. Her mother the queen had died when she was a very little child and her father the King married again. The new Queen was very beautiful, but she was not a good woman. She was proud and could not bear anyone to be prettier than herself.
The Queen had a wonderful magic mirror, and when she stood in front of it she said:
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of us all?"