Once upon a time in a great castle, a Prince's daughter grew up happy và contented, in spite of a jealous stepmother. She was very pretty, with xanh eyes & long black hair. Her skin was delicate và fair, and so she was called Snow White. Everyone was quite sure she would become very beautiful. Though her stepmother was a wicked woman, she too was very beautiful, & the magic mirror told her this every day, whenever she asked it.

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"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the loveliest lady in the land?" The reply was always; "You are, your Majesty," until the dreadful day when she heard it say, "Snow trắng is the loveliest in the land."

The stepmother was furious and, wild with jealousy, began plotting to lớn get rid of her rival. Calling one of her trusty servants, she bribed him with a rich reward khổng lồ take Snow trắng into the forest, far away from the Castle. Then, unseen, he was to put her khổng lồ death. The greedy servant, attracted lớn the reward, agreed to vì this deed, & he led the innocent little girl away. However, when they came to lớn the fatal spot, the man's courage failed him and, leaving Snow white sitting beside a tree, he mumbled an excuse & ran off. Snow trắng was all alone in the forest.Night came, but the servant did not return. Snow White, alone in the dark forest, began lớn cry bitterly. She thought she could feel terrible eyes spying on her, và she heard strange sounds & rustlings that made her heart thump. At last, overcome by tiredness, she fell asleep curled under a tree.Snow white slept fitfully, wakening from time lớn time with a start và staring into the darkness round her. Several times, she thought she felt something, or somebody touch her as she slept.At last, dawn woke the forest khổng lồ the tuy nhiên of the birds, & Snow trắng too, awoke. A whole world was stirring to life and the little girl was glad to see how silly her fears had been. However, the thick trees were like a wall round her, & as she tried to lớn find out where she was, she came upon a path. She walked along it, hopefully. On she walked till she came to lớn a clearing. There stood a strange cottage, with a tiny door, tiny windows & a tiny chimney pot. Everything about the cottage was much tinier than it ought khổng lồ be. Snow white pushed the door open."l wonder who lives here?" she said khổng lồ herself, peeping round the kitchen. "What tiny plates! and spoons! There must be seven of them, the table's laid for seven people." Upstairs was a bedroom with seven neat little beds. Going back to the kitchen, Snow white had an idea."I'll make them something to lớn eat. When they come home, they'll be glad lớn find a meal ready." Towards dusk, seven tiny men marched homewards singing. But when they opened the door, to their surprise they found a bowl of hot steaming soup on the table, và the whole house spick and span. Upstairs was Snow White, fast asleep on one of the beds. The chief dwarf prodded her gently."Who are you?" he asked. Snow trắng told them her sad story, và tears sprang to the dwarfs' eyes. Then one of them said, as he noisily blew his nose:"Stay here with us!"

"Hooray! Hooray!" they cheered, dancing joyfully round the little girl. The dwarfs said to lớn Snow White:"You can live here và tend to lớn the house while we're down the mine. Don't worry about your stepmother leaving you in the forest. We love you và we'll take care of you!" Snow white gratefully accepted their hospitality, & next morning the dwarfs mix off for work. But they warned Snow white not to xuất hiện the door lớn strangers.

Meanwhile, the servant had returned to the castle, with the heart of a roe deer. He gave it to the cruel stepmother, telling her it belonged khổng lồ Snow White, so that he could claim the reward. Highly pleased, the stepmother turned again to lớn the magic mirror. But her hopes were dashed, for the mirror replied: "The loveliest in the land is still Snow White, who lives in the seven dwarfs' cottage, down in the forest." The stepmother was beside herself with rage.

"She must die! She must die!" she screamed. Disguising herself as an old peasant woman, she put a poisoned táo bị cắn with the others in her basket. Then, taking the quickest way into the forest, she crossed the swamp at the edge of the trees. She reached the bank unseen, just as Snow white stood waving goodbye khổng lồ the seven dwarfs on their way lớn the mine.

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Snow trắng was in the kitchen when she heard the sound at the door: KNOCK! KNOCK!"Who's there?" she called suspiciously, remembering the dwarfs advice."I'm an old peasant woman selling apples," came the reply."I don't need any apples, thank you," she replied."But they are beautiful apples & ever so juicy!" said the velvety voice from outside the door."I'm not supposed to mở cửa the door to lớn anyone," said the little girl, who was reluctant to lớn disobey her friends."And quite right too! Good girl! If you promised not to open up to strangers, then of course you can't buy. You are a good girl indeed!" Then the old woman went on."And as a reward for being good, I'm going lớn make you a gift of one of my apples!" Without a further thought, Snow white opened the door just a tiny crack, khổng lồ take the apple."There! Now isn't that a nice apple?" Snow white bit into the fruit, và as she did, fell lớn the ground in a faint: the effect of the terrible poison left her lifeless instantaneously.Now chuckling evilly, the wicked stepmother hurried off. But as she ran back across the swamp, she tripped and fell into the quicksand. No one heard her cries for help, & she disappeared without a trace.Meanwhile, the dwarfs came out of the mine khổng lồ find the sky had grown dark and stormy. Loud thunder echoed through the valleys and streaks of lightning ripped the sky. Worried about Snow trắng they ran as quickly as they could down the mountain to the cottage.There they found Snow White, lying still and lifeless, the poisoned apple by her side. They did their best to bring her around, but it was no use.They wept and wept for a long time. Then they laid her on a bed of rose petals, carried her into the forest and put her in a crystal coffin.Each day they laid a flower there.Then one evening, they discovered a strange young man admiring Snow White's lovely face through the glass. After listening to the story, the Prince (for he was a prince!) made a suggestion."If you allow me khổng lồ take her to the Castle, I'll gọi in famous doctors lớn waken her from this peculiar sleep. She's so lovely I'd love to lớn kiss her!" He did, & as though by magic, the Prince's kiss broke the spell. Lớn everyone's astonishment, Snow white opened her eyes. She had amazingly come back to life! Now in love, the Prince asked Snow White to marry him, và the dwarfs reluctantly had to lớn say good bye to lớn Snow White.From that day on, Snow white lived happily in a great castle. But from time lớn time, she was drawn back to visit the little cottage down in the forest.