Goldilocks and the Three Bears- Alyssa Tallent
The Three Bears by Byron Barton
G is for Goldilocks and the Three Bears
‘Contes de Perrault ’ illustrated by Félix Lorioux. Published 1926 by Hachette, Paris.
”She was so much pressed by her curiosity that, without considering that it was very uncivil to leave her company, she went down a little back staircase, and with such excessive haste that she had twice or thrice like to have broken her neck.
Coming to the closet-door, she made a stop for some time, thinking upon her husband’s orders, and considering what unhappiness might attend her if she was disobedient; but the temptation was so strong she could not overcome it. She then took the little key, and opened it, trembling, but could not at first see anything plainly, because the windows were shut. After some moments she began to perceive that the floor was all covered over with clotted blood, on which lay the bodies of several dead women, ranged against the walls. (These were all the wives whom Bluebeard had married and murdered, one after another.)
She thought she should have died for fear, and the key, which she pulled out of the lock, fell out of her hand.After having somewhat recovered her surprise, she took up the key, locked the door, and went upstairs into her chamber to recover herself; but she could not, she was so much frightened.”
Bluebeard, Charles Perrault
Illustrations by Otto Brausewetter, Hermann Vogel, and Kay Nielson, respectively
Wife of the Bluebeard