True Bride (page 9)

Eventually, they came to the cellar door. "You will get it good if the cellar is not fully stocked with fine wines," warned her stepmother. Elise watched as her stepmother opened the door to the cellar and went inside. The door closed behind her and vanished. She ran to the wall and pounded on it, shouting, "Stepmother, stepmother, where have you gone." She was surprised to hear a small reply from behind her. "Fair maiden, as the door has vanished, so too has your wicked stepmother. She can torment you no longer." "Thank you tiny mouse," she said as she turned around, but the tiny mouse was already gone.

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