Story in 12 pictures
by Heinz Mellmann

Tale by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, after the translation of Lucy Crane


It was the middle of winter and the snowflakes were falling like feathers from the sky, and a queen sat at her window working, and her embroidery frame was of ebony.  And as she worked, gazing at times out on the snow, she pricked her finger, and there fell from it three drops of blood on the snow.  And when she saw how bright and red it looked, she said to herself,  »Oh that I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood of the embroidery frame!«

Not very long after she had a daughter, with a skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony, and she was named Snow-White.  And when she was born the queen died.

After a year had gone by the king took another wife, a beautiful woman, but proud and overbearing.