The Riddle (Green Fairy Book) A King's son once had a great desire to travel through the world, so he started off, taking no one with him but one trusty servant. One day he came to a great forest, and as evening drew on he could find no shelter, and could not think where to spend the night. All of a sudden he saw a girl going towards a little house, and as he drew nearer he remarked that she was both young and pretty. He spoke to her, and said, 'Dear child, could I and my servant spend the night in this house?' 'Oh yes,' said the girl in a sad tone, 'you can if you like, but I should not advise you to do so. Better not go in.' 'Why not?' asked the King's son. The girl sighed and answered, 'My stepmother deals in black arts, and she is not very friendly to strangers.'. Read More!