"The Queen was a beautiful woman, but proud and haughty, and she could not bear that anyone else should surpass her in beauty. She had a wonderful looking-glass, and when she stood in front of it and looked at herself in it, and said-
"Looking-glass, Looking-glass, on the wall, Who in this land is the fairest of all?"
The looking-glass answered-
"Thou, O Queen, art the fairest of all!"
Then she was satisfied, for she knew that the magic mirror spoke the truth.” x