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They're not fairy tales... Every story in this book actually happened.

Henry to his birth mother src

Henry's Once Upon a Time Book, commonly referred to as Henry's Book or simply The Book, is a magical item featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the first episode of the first season.

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Before First Curse

For eons, the Sorcerer and his Apprentice have chosen an Author, whose sole responsibility is to record stories in a book using a magic quill. During December of 1966, after the last Author has died, the Apprentice poses as an employee from a publishing company and sends an aspiring writer man named Isaac Heller a letter requesting his services. Upon meeting the Apprentice, Isaac is asked to select a pen out of various pens, to which he picks a quill and becomes the next Author. Like the previous Authors before him, Isaac's responsibilities include recording tales in the storybook with the quill's power, but he cannot use the quill to write his own happy ending, which will result in his termination as Author. ("Best Laid Plans", "Operation Mongoose Part 1", "Operation Mongoose Part 2")

At some point in the Underworld, some people stage an attempted rebellion against Hades, and rumors spread about a book capable of defeating him. ("The Brothers Jones")

Sometime after becoming the Author, Isaac changes a story in the book by manipulating the Apprentice into infusing a child with darkness and banishing her to another realm. Deeming him too corrupt, the Apprentice then imprisons him in the book's door illustration as punishment. ("Best Laid Plans")

During First Curse

One morning in Storybrooke, a schoolteacher, Mary Margaret, discovers a book of fairytales in her loft closet. At the school grounds, she notices one of her students, Henry, looking glum. He expresses frustration about not belonging in Storybrooke and his belief that his adoptive mother, Regina, doesn't truly love him. To cheer Henry up, she gives him the storybook, by explaining that the stories in it signify things will get better for him if he holds onto hope. While flipping through the book, he looks at a photo of a princess. When he looks up, he briefly sees Mary Margaret dressed as the princess. On a different page, the princess and a prince hold an infant girl, whose name he mysteriously recognizes as "Emma". ("Going Home")

From reading the storybook, Henry begins believing the entire town is under a curse cast by none other by the Evil Queen, who is also apparently his mother, Regina. He becomes convinced the townspeople have forgotten their true selves while trapped in a time freeze. Alarmed by her son's "wild" imagination, Regina sends him to therapy sessions with Dr. Hopper. Despite this, Henry never gives up on his ideas. One day, he skips therapy and steals Mary Margaret's credit card to look up his birth mother's information. Certain that his birth mother, Emma, is the savior who will break the curse, Henry shows up on her doorstep in Boston. During the drive back to Storybrooke, he animatedly talks to Emma about the curse. Once she drops Henry off at his house, he purposely leaves his storybook in her car. Meeting Regina for the first time, Emma casually mentions the book, but the latter has never heard of it. On the drive out of town, Emma finally notices the storybook is still in her car. Distracted, she crashes the vehicle into the town sign. The next day, Emma meets Henry's teacher, Ms. Blanchard, who admits giving him the book because he's a lonely child, and she had hopes it'd help foster hope in his heart. After Emma brings Henry home again, Regina coldly urges her to stay out of Henry's life. Inside the house, she takes away the book from Henry. From flipping through the pages, Regina sees pictures of her former self, the Evil Queen. ("Pilot")

Continuing to read through the book, Regina notices the last few pages are torn out. When she questions Henry, he flippantly states it's just an old book. Regina, hurt by Henry thinking she's some "evil queen", asserts that she is his mother. In turn, he callously remarks that she is not his mother. Later on, Henry secretly gives Emma the torn out pages to prove she is the child of Prince Charming and Snow White. He warns against ever letting Regina, or the Evil Queen, see them or else she will know they are trying to break the curse. Meanwhile, Regina schemes to make Emma look bad in Henry's eyes. She manipulates a conversation so Emma says, on cue, that Henry is crazy, which he walks in and overhears. During Henry's therapy session with Dr. Hopper, Emma comes to apologize to the boy. In an effort to understand his insistent imagination, she agrees that the curse is crazy and burns the missing pages of the book so Regina doesn't find them. Emma reasons that she only said what was necessary to throw Regina off their trail, which Henry thinks is brilliant. ("The Thing You Love Most")

Upon seeing John Doe in the hospital, Henry shows Emma a picture of Prince Charming in his book and notes that both men have the same scar under their chins. Believing Mary Margaret is Snow White, Prince Charming's true love, Henry persuades Emma into having Mary Margaret to read the Snow White fairytale to John Doe. Mary Margaret plays along, in order to help Henry see fairytales aren't real, but when John Doe grabs her hand while she is reading, she calls for Dr. Whale to take a look. Dr. Whale detects no change in John Doe's vitals and chalks it up to Mary Margaret hallucinating. After he sends her away, however, he phones Regina to inform her of what happened. During the night, John Doe awakens from his coma and wanders out of the hospital to search for someone. ("Snow Falls")

Having having dreams of what he believes to be his past life, Sheriff Graham visits Henry and asks him if he is in his book. Henry tells him the story of the Huntsman, who spared Snow White's life, and as a result, the Evil Queen ripped out his heart in order to keep him as a henchman. He also shows Graham a picture of the vault, where the hearts are kept, leading Graham to suspect his heart is hidden there. ("The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter")

Emma discovers two orphans, Ava and Nicholas Zimmer, whose mother passed away recently. Henry shows Emma his book once again to point out that the children are Hansel and Gretel. Emma does not believe this, but Henry insists that their father abandoned them, but he must still be in Storybrooke because of the curse. ("True North")

After hiding his book at the castle playground, Henry rushes back to look for it when the entire area is bulldozed on Regina's orders. However, he is unable to find the book and believes it is destroyed. Later, to make up for his lost book, Regina gifts him a hand-held game console. ("Fruit of the Poisonous Tree", "What Happened to Frederick")

A town outsider, August, takes Emma to the wishing well for a drink. When they get to this well, they read a plaque that states that this water has magical properties with the ability to return what was once lost. Emma does not believe this, but drinks the water anyway. Later, she is surprised to find Henry's book floating in a puddle underneath her car, which was left there by none other than August, who has been secretly adding new story pages to the book. Unknown to her, this is a ploy enacted by him to convince her to believe in magic and, most importantly, the curse. ("What Happened to Frederick")

Ruby, after quitting her job at the diner, is hired by Emma to answer phone calls at the sheriff station. Henry tells Emma about Ruby's story in the book, which reveals she is Red Riding Hood, and because of this, Ruby is good at finding things. While researching the disappearance of missing resident Kathryn Nolan, Ruby searches the Toll Bridge for clues on Emma's orders and finds a jewelry box with a human heart inside. ("Red-Handed")

Whilst combing the border of Storybrooke in her car for a missing Mary Margaret, she accidentally hits a man on the road, Jefferson, and apologizes by driving him home. Little does she know, Jefferson has his own hidden intentions for Emma, who he drugs with sedatives. Under his coercion, she is forced to follow him to another room, where he strangely asks her to make a hat "work" with magic. Believing she possesses magic due to her status as the curse's savior, Jefferson only wishes to go home to his daughter, Grace, who he believes is now the next door neighbors' daughter, Paige. Realizing this man thinks himself to be the Mad Hatter, Emma plays along with his ideas in order to escape. After this ordeal, in which she also helps Mary Margaret escape from him, Emma joins Henry at his school, where she sees Paige. Going by a hunch, she asks to see the storybook, and finds drawing depictions of the Mad Hatter and his daughter that closely resemble Jefferson and Paige. ("Hat Trick")

After Mary Margaret is charged as a suspect in the murder of Kathryn, Emma is reading through the storybook when August tries to inspire her efforts in exonerating her friend. He asks about the extent of her lie-detecting abilities, and how it relates to his writing. When he suggests she look at the case from the beginning, Emma brings him to the crime scene at the Toll Bridge, where Kathryn's heart was found in a hole. As Emma digs near this area, she discovers a shovel piece, which leads her and August, with Henry's help, to investigate Regina's garage. They find a shovel matching the piece they found, however, when Emma returns the next day with a search warrant, a different shovel is in place. Believing August is helping Regina, Emma accuses him of conspiring against her until finding out the true backstabber is Sidney, who is spying on her for the mayor. Soon after, Kathryn is discovered alive behind the alley and Mary Margaret is cleared of the murder charges. ("The Stable Boy")

While at the diner with Emma, Henry informs her the story of Pinocchio has recently been added to the book. August, the alias of Pinocchio, takes Emma out of Storybrooke on his motorcycle to the spot where she was found as a baby. He admits being the boy who found her, which she is skeptical of. To prove magic is real, August shows her his wooden leg, however, her lack of belief in magic prevents her from seeing what is actually there. To her surprise, August believes in the curse and also thinks she is the savior who will save everyone. She, with intentions of getting Henry away from Regina, rejects his claims and leaves. ("The Stranger")

Following a failed attempt to leave Storybrooke with Henry, in which the boy stops her by insisting she needs to break the curse, Emma realizes taking him away is not in his best interests. Fearing her presence is also not beneficial to him, she tells Regina of her plans to leave town permanently. Regina, who made a poisoned apple turnover, gives it to Emma as a parting gift, in the hopes the savior will eat it and fall into an eternal sleep so Henry will be hers. Things do not go accordingly, with Henry discovering the apple turnover, and in desperation to make Emma believe the curse is real, he bites into it, falling unconscious shortly afterward. ("An Apple Red as Blood")

Worried about Henry's state, Emma rushes him to the hospital, where she attempts to work out a cause for why he fainted. She empties out Henry's backpack and spots the book just as she realizes there is no logic answer and that magic may be involved. Once her hands touch the book, she receives a flash of memories, allowing her to see her father putting her in the wardrobe before the curse overtook the whole land. ("A Land Without Magic")

After First Curse

While Emma and Mary Margaret are trapped in another realm, David faces the pressures of finding a way to rescue them as well as being a leader to the townspeople. From reading storybook, Henry learns the hat that took away Emma and Mary Margaret belongs to a man named the Mad Hatter. ("We Are Both")

After willingly taking the sleeping curse, David's spirit travels to the Netherworld, where he attempts to relay a message to Mary Margaret about Cora and how to defeat her. While David remains asleep, Henry begins reading him the Snow White fairytale from his storybook. ("Queen of Hearts")

During a hectic night in Storybrooke, a stranger is admitted to the hospital, where Dr. Whale reconciles himself with demons in his past life. The next morning, Emma and her parents return to the loft since alleviating the stranger crisis. Henry learns Dr. Whale's true identity is Dr. Frankenstein, which is a story that doesn't exist in the book. From this, he suspects because Dr. Frankenstein isn't from the Enchanted Forest, there may be people from other worlds who were also taken by the curse. ("In the Name of the Brother")

After August is given a second chance at life by reverting to Pinocchio, Marco keeps his old belongings, including a door illustration from the storybook, in his woodshop. ("Selfless, Brave and True", "Unforgiven")



After Second Curse

With the accidental return of Robin Hood's previously deceased wife, Marian, he chooses to end his current relationship with Regina and honor his marriage vows. A heartbroken Regina wishes to kill Marian, however, she later realizes the other woman is not her problem, and her future with Robin can be fulfilled if the storybook Author rewrites her a happy ending. Grabbing the book, she summons Sidney in his mirror and explains her plan to find the Author. ("A Tale of Two Sisters")

When Regina prods Henry about the storybook Author's identity, he learns why she wants to find the writer. Coining the mission Operation Mongoose, Henry decides to join her in this quest. Later, he suspects Mr. Gold possibly knows something about the Author. Going undercover, Henry gains an apprenticeship at the pawnshop in the hopes of gathering information. ("Rocky Road", "The Apprentice")

In her vault, Regina sadly studies all the storybook pages illustrating happy endings to stories. Despite knowing he must focus on saving Marian, Robin rushes in and proclaims he cannot erase Regina from his heart. Dismayed with his confession, Regina steels herself by asserting they absolutely cannot be in each other's lives. She then leaves for home, where Henry sees her angrily flipping through the storybook. He inquiries about her relationship with Robin, which she confirms is over. Choosing his heart's desire over honor, Robin later seeks out Regina, choosing to be with her, which leads to them spending the night together. ("The Snow Queen")

The day after, Regina is remorseful about her actions because Robin is still a married man and tries to prove that they are not meant to be by showing him the storybook. This leads him to researching the book at the library, and to a mysterious discovery of a new storybook page featuring himself and Regina. He believes it's a sign they have a future together, which gives Regina a glimmer of hope. ("Smash the Mirror")

With Ingrid's defeat, the freezing spell she cast on Marian thaws out. Regina, having previously taken out Marian's heart to keep the spell from killing her, returns it to her. Despite that Regina believes Robin should stay with his wife for Roland's sake, Marian openly declares to her that she doesn't want to be with him if he doesn't truly love her. Later in the day, as Marian and Roland play by a lake, Robin confesses to Regina that he is still choosing her over his wife. Regina is concerned how this will reflect in his son's eyes, but he believes it's better to live honestly and set an example for him. He then shows her the storybook image of them as Regina smiles hopefully. However, their possible future with each other comes to an end when Marian is re-affected by remnants of Ingrid's spell, causing Regina to persuade Robin into leaving town with his wife, as she can only survive if there is no magic. At the town border, Robin shares a final kiss with Regina before he steps over the line. Once he is gone, a saddened Regina rips up the storybook illustration of them and then tosses the pieces onto the ground. While searching the Sorcerer's mansion, Henry discovers a hidden library with numerous blank storybooks, and later leads both Emma and Regina to the room. Learning of Operation Mongoose, Emma decides to join Henry and Regina in their search for the Author. ("Heroes and Villains")

Resuming her role as mayor of Storybrooke, Regina moves all her belongings back into the office. At some point during or after this, she retrieves all the torn pieces of the storybook image, tapes everything together and stores the reassembled photo in a drawer. As Regina is looking through the storybook for clues on the Author, Emma stops by with a root beer for her. Searching for a beer opener, Emma accidentally opens a drawer and sees the photo of Regina and Robin Hood. Regina hesitantly explains how Robin mysteriously found the image and his belief it was hope for their future together. From consulting with an "Oxford professor", Belle provides a ritual that Regina must enact to free the nuns from the hat. After Mother Superior is freed, Regina approaches her to show her one of the blank storybooks from the mansion. As Regina discloses her reason for needing the Author, who she believes is also the Sorcerer. However, Mother Superior clarifies they are not the same person, and only the Author can help her, although he has not been seen for a long time. When asked by Emma why the Author disappeared, Mother Superior has no answers, but she believes there are clues in his works to explain it. Emma then inquiries if Henry's book is considered one of the Author's works, but before the head nun can reply, the roar of a Chernabog interrupts them. That evening, Henry sits at the diner counter while scouring the storybook with a magnifying glass. ("Darkness on the Edge of Town")

When Henry gets donut crumbs on the storybook, Regina begins cleaning them off until she notices the page looks different from the others. Incidentally, it is a page from the Pinocchio fairytale, which August put into the book. Even though August has since been reverted to Pinocchio some time ago, Regina suspects he may have knowledge about the Author. Pinocchio proves to remember nothing from his time as August, even with Emma's attempts to trigger his memories, to which Regina vents her frustration on the boy. To cool things down, Emma and Henry take Pinocchio out of the room, and while they are gone, Marco gets into a heated argument with Regina. Regretful of her actions, she later apologizes to Geppetto for insulting his son. Moved by her sincerity, he gives her August's old bag, which might have something on the Author. Leaving the bag in Henry's hands, he dumps out its contents and finds the door illustration with a sticky note referencing the Author. ("Unforgiven")

After Henry's family rescue August, who has since been restored to his former self, from the villains, they bring him to recuperate at the apartment. Henry, while looking over the storybook, keeps watch over him and calls over Emma and Regina when he wakes up. Regina, spying on the villains undercover, asks August about the door illustration and where it could be. While Mr. Gold and his allies believe the door is in another physical location, August reveals the door in the illustration itself is the actual entrance to where the Author is trapped. ("Poor Unfortunate Soul")

At the apartment, while Emma and Regina debate what to do about the door illustration, Henry alerts them to August's depleting condition. They take him to the nunnery, where Mother Superior oversees his health. Afterwards, Henry and his two mothers continuing to deceive the villains. Emma conjures a forgery of the door page, but Regina settles for taking a photo of the real one while both pages are placed for safekeeping in the storybook. During the day, Henry becomes alarmed after Emma and Hook fall asleep due to Maleficent's sleeping spell, but he himself remains immune because of previously being under the sleeping curse. Afraid the villains will come looking for the book, he takes it and flees to the mansion. As he waits for David and Mary Margaret to meet up with him, Henry sees a light coming out of the the door illustration's keyhole, which shines onto a table drawer, where he finds a key. Suddenly, Regina shows up with Cruella and Maleficent to retrieve the illustration. With a knowing, silent look from his mother, Henry realizes she wants him to give her the fake page rather than the real one, which he does. After they leave, his grandparents arrive, and as he tells them about the key, they insistently ask him to hand it and the door image to them. Puzzled, he complies and then leaves, carrying the storybook with him. David wishes to burn the door illustration page so Emma will never know their secret, but Snow persuades him that they can't be this selfish. After Emma learns the truth from them, she decides to free the Author from the door, in order to get answers from him about herself. The Author, Isaac, has other plans, however, and escapes after being freed. ("Best Laid Plans")

After Third Curse

In the Underworld, Liam tells Hook and Emma about an unsuccessful rebellion that was staged against Hades in the past, and how rumors spread about a special book that could help to defeat him. Emma theorizes there may be an Underworld equivalent of the Once Upon a Time book, which leads them to search for it. Liam comes across the book at the Sorcerer's mansion, but because of a deal with Hades, he rips out the pages containing Hades' story and drops them down a well. ("The Brothers Jones")

While doing book research on Hades in Storybrooke, Emma takes a break by flipping through the storybook. She looks longingly at a depiction of herself and Hook during their time travel stint, and then sets the book aside after getting teary-eyed over the picture. Suddenly, the book glows and opens by itself, revealing Hades' story to her. Emma then realizes Hook, who is still in the Underworld, is helping her. Taking the pages from Hades' story with her, she goes to the town hall, where she tries to bring down Zelena's protection spell. Zelena stops Emma before she can completely decimate the barrier and then picks up the fallen pages. ("Last Rites")

After Henry flees with Violet Morgan to New York, they attempt to find out how to destroy magic for good. The pair follow up with a lead at the New York library, where Henry finds multiple Once Upon a Time books bearing a similar likeness to his own book, except they contain a multitude of different stories. ("Only You")

As Emma's parents are out searching for a sapling to defeat the Evil Queen, Emma and Hook are cleaning out dangerous objects from Regina's vault, where they intend to imprison the Queen after her capture. Emma, fearful of what will happen if their mission to stop the Queen fails, is unable to stop her hand from trembling. To calm her down, Hook opens the storybook and revisits the tale of Snow White and Prince Charming, and how she was born from true love, the most powerful magic that enables her to do anything. ("Heartless")

Trivia

On-Screen Notes

Fairytales


THE BOOK CONTAINS EXCERPTS
FROM THE FOLLOWING FAIRYTALES AND STORIES


THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ


"The princess was angry, and she knew, of course, who
did it. She had all the Winged Monkeys brought before her,
and she said at first that their wings should be tied and they
should be treated as they had treated Quelala, and dropped
in the river. But my grandfather pleaded hard, for he knew
the Monkeys would drown in the river with their wings tied,
and Quelala said a kind word for them also; so that
Gayelette finally spared them, on condition that the Winged
Monkeys should ever after do three times the bidding of the
owner of the Golden Cap. This Cap had been made for a
wedding present to Quelala, and it is said to have cost the
princess half her kingdom. Of course my grandfather and all
the other Monkeys at once agreed to the condition, and that
is how it happens that we are three times the slaves of the
owner of the Golden Cap, whosoever he may be."
"And what became of them?" asked Dorothy, who had
been greatly interested in the story.
"Quelala being the first owner of the Golden Cap,"
replied the Monkey, "he was the first to lay his wishes upon
us. As his bride could not bear the sight of us, he called us all
to him in the forest after he had married her and ordered us
always to keep where she could never again set eyes on a
Winged Monkey, which we were glad to do, for we were all



ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND


And yet what a dear little puppy it was!' said Alice, as
she leant against a buttercup to rest herself, and fanned
herself with one of the leaves: `I should have liked teaching
it tricks very much, if--if I'd only been the right size to do it!
Oh dear! I'd nearly forgotten that I've got to grow up again!
Let me see--how is it to be managed? I suppose I ought to
eat or drink something or other; but the great question is,
what?'
The great question certainly was, what? Alice looked
all round her at the flowers and the blades of grass, but she
did not see anything that looked like the right thing to eat or
drink under the circumstances. There was a large mushroom
growing near her, about the same height as herself; and
when she had looked under it, and on both sides of it, and
behind it, it occurred to her that she might as well look and
see what was on the top of it.
She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over
the edge of the mushroom, and her eyes immediately met
those of a large caterpillar, that was sitting on the top with
its arms folded, quietly smoking a long hookah, and taking
not the smallest notice of her or of anything else.
The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for
some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah

out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.
'Who are YOU?' said the Caterpillar.



"THE GOLDEN BIRD"


certain [sic] king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden
stood a tree that bore golden apples. These apples
were always counted, and about the time when they
began to grow ripe, it was found that every night one of
them was gone. The king became very angry at this, and
ordered the gardener to keep a watch under the
tree all night.
The gardener set his eldest son to watch, but
about twelve o'clock he fell asleep, and in the morning
another of the apples was missing. Then the second son
was set to watch, and at midnight he too fell
asleep, and in the morning another apple was gone.
Then the third son offered to keep watch: but the gar-
dener at first would not let him, for fear some harm
should come to him. However, at last he yielded, and
the young man laid himself under the tree to watch. As
the clock struck twelve he heard a rustling noise in the
air, and a bird came flying that was of pure gold; and as
it was snapping at one of the apples with its beak, the
gardener’s son jumped up and shot an arrow at it. But
the arrow did the bird no harm; only it dropped a
golden feather from its tail, and then flew away. The
golden feather was brought to the king in the morning,

and all the council was called together. Everyone agreed
that it was worth more than all the wealth of the king-
dom: but the king said, "One feather is of no use to me,
I must and will have the whole bird." Then the gardener's eldest
son set out to find this golden bird, and thought to find it very
easily; and when he had gone but a little way, he came
to a wood, and by the side of the wood he saw a fox
sitting, so he took his bow and made ready to shoot at
it. Then the fox said, do not shoot me, for I will give
you good counsel. I know what your business is, and
that you want to find the golden bird.  You will reach a village
in the evening, and when you get there you will
see two inns opposite to each other, one of which is
very pleasant and beautiful to look at; go not in there,
but rest for the night in the other, though it may appear
to you very poor and mean." But the son thought
to himself,  "What can such a beast as this know about
the matter?" So he shot his arrow at the fox, but he
missed it, and it set up its tail above its back, and ran
into the wood.
Then he went his way, and in the evening came
to the village where the two inns were; and in one of
these were people singing, and dancing, and feasting; but
the other looked very dirty,
and poor. ‘I should be very silly,’ said he, ‘if I went to
that shabby house, and left this charming place’; so he
went into the smart house, and ate and drank at his ease,
and forgot the bird, and his country too.
Time passed on; and as the eldest son did not
come back, and no tidings were heard of him, the second
son set out, and the same thing happened to him. He
met the fox, who gave him the good advice: but when
he came to the two inns, his eldest brother was standing
at the window where the merrymaking was, and called to
him to come in; and he could not withstand the tempta-
tion, but went in, and forgot the golden bird and his
country in the same manner. Time passed on again, and
the youngest son too wished to set out into the wide

(…)

So he set out once more on his journey, sighing, and in
great despair, when on a sudden his friend the fox met
him, and said, ‘You see now what has happened on
account of your not listening to my counsel. I will still,
however, tell you how to find the golden horse, if you
will do as I bid you. You must go straight on till you
come to the castle where the horse stands in his stall: by
his side will lie the groom fast asleep and snoring: take
away the horse quietly, but be sure to put the old leath-
ern saddle upon him, and not the golden one that is close
by it.’ Then the son sat down on the fox’s tail, and
away they went over stock and stone till their hair
whistled in the wind. All went right, and the groom lay
snoring with his hand upon the golden saddle. But when
the son looked at the horse, he thought it a great pity to
put the leathern saddle upon it. ‘I will give him the good
one,’ said he; ‘I am sure he deserves it.’ As he took up
the golden saddle the groom awoke and cried out so
loud, that all the guards ran in and took him prisoner,
and in the morning he was again brought before the
court to be judged, and was sentenced to die. But it was
agreed, that, if he could bring thither the beautiful prin-
cess, he should live, and have the bird and the horse
given him for his own. Then he went his way very sor-
rowful; but the old fox came and said, ‘Why did not
you listen to me? If you had, you would have carried
away both the bird and the horse; yet will I once (…)



"SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED"
  • "Snow-White and Rose-Red", which appears in "The Thing You Love Most,"[35] "Snow Falls" (micro-excerpt beneath a scene from "Pilot"),[36] "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" (also beneath a scene from "Pilot"),[37] "What Happened to Frederick",[38] "Hat Trick",[39] "We Are Both",[40] "Snow Drifts",[41] "Operation Mongoose Part 2",[42] "Mother's Little Helper"[43] and "The Final Battle Part 1".[44] The English translation is also taken from the eBook by Project Gutenberg. The same text appears in every episode (although the layout sometimes differs), but "What Happened to Frederick"[38] and "The Final Battle Part 1"[44] are the only episodes which show the excerpt in its entirety (in other episodes, it is partially obscured or off-screen):


As soon as the dwarf felt himself free he laid hold of a
bag which lay amongst the roots of the tree, and which
was full of gold, and lifted it up, grumbling to
himself: ‘Uncouth people, to cut off a piece of my fine
beard. Bad luck to you!’ and then he swung the bag
upon his back, and went off without even once looking
at the children.
Some time afterwards Snow-white and Rose-red went
to catch a dish of fish. As they came near the brook
they saw something like a large grasshopper jumping
towards the water, as if it were going to leap in. They
ran to it and found it was the dwarf. ‘Where are you
going?’ said Rose-red; ‘you surely don’t want to go
 into the water?’ ‘I am not such a fool!’ cried the
 dwarf; ‘don’t you see that the accursed fish wants to
pull me in?’ The little man had been sitting there fish-
ing, and unluckily the wind had tangled up his beard
with the fishing-line; a moment later a big fish made a
bite and the feeble creature had not strength to pull it
out; the fish kept the upper hand and pulled the dwarf
towards him. He held on to all the reeds and rushes,
but it was of little good, for he was forced to follow
the movements of the fish, and was in urgent danger

of being dragged into the water. The girls came just in
time; they held him fast and tried to free his beard from
the line, but all in vain, beard and line were entangled
fast together. There was nothing to do but to bring out
the scissors and cut the beard, whereby a small part of it
was lost. When the dwarf saw that he screamed out: ‘Is
that civil, you toadstool, to disfigure a man’s face? Was
it not enough to clip off the end of my beard? Now you
have cut off the best part of it. I cannot let myself be
seen by my people. I wish you had been made to run
the soles off your shoes!’ Then he took out a sack of pearls
which lay in the rushes, and without another word he
dragged it away and disappeared behind a stone.
It happened that soon afterwards the mother sent the
two children to the town to buy needles and thread, and
laces and ribbons. The road led them across a heath upon
which huge pieces of rock lay strewn about. There they
noticed a large bird hovering in the air, flying slowly
round and round above them; it sank lower and lower,
and at last settled near a rock not far away. Immediately
they heard a loud, piteous cry. They ran up and saw
with horror that the eagle had seized their old acquaint-
tance the dwarf, and was going to carry him off.


  • The exact same excerpt appears in the Underworld storybook in "The Brothers Jones"[45] and "Last Rites";[46] the latter also shows the excerpt in its entirety.


THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO


boiling happily away and sending up clouds of what
looked like real steam.
As soon as he reached home, Geppetto took his tools and
began to cut and shape the wood into a Marionette.
"What shall I call him?" he said to himself. "I think I'll
call him PINOCCHIO. This name will make his fortune.
I knew a whole family of Pinocchi once--Pinocchio the
father, Pinocchia the mother, and Pinocchi the children—
and they were all lucky. The richest of them begged for
his living."
After choosing the name for his Marionette, Geppetto set
seriously to work to make the hair, the forehead, the
eyes. Fancy his surprise when he noticed that these eyes
moved and then stared fixedly at him. Geppetto, seeing
this, felt insulted and said in a grieved tone:
"Ugly wooden eyes, why do you stare so?"
There was no answer.
After the eyes, Geppetto made the nose, which began to
stretch as soon as finished. It stretched and stretched and
stretched till it became so long, it seemed endless.
Poor Geppetto kept cutting it and cutting it, but the
more he cut, the longer grew that impertinent nose. In
despair he let it alone.

Next he made the mouth.
No sooner was it finished than it began to laugh and poke
fun at him.
"Stop laughing!" said Geppetto angrily; but he might as well have spoken to the wall.
"Stop laughing, I say!" he roared in a voice of thunder.
The mouth stopped laughing, but it stuck out a long
tongue.
Not wishing to start an argument, Geppetto made believe
he saw nothing and went on with his work. After the
mouth, he made the chin, then the neck, the shoulders,
the stomach, the arms, and the hands.
As he was about to put the last touches on the finger
tips, Geppetto felt his wig being pulled off. He glanced
up and what did he see? His yellow wig was in the Mari-
onette's hand. "Pinocchio, give me my wig!"
But instead of giving it back, Pinocchio put it on his own
head, which was half swallowed up in it.
At that unexpected trick, Geppetto became very sad and
downcast, more so than he had ever been before.
"Pinocchio, you wicked boy!" he cried out. "You are not
yet finished, and you start out by being impudent to your
 poor old father. Very bad, my son, very bad!"



"CINDERELLA"


ORIGINAL VERSION
SHOW VERSION

When the two sisters returned
from the ball, Cinderilla asked
them if they had been well diverted, and if the fine lady had
been there. They told her, Yes, but that she hurried away immediately when
it struck twelve, and

When the two siste[image ends]
from the ball, Cinde[image ends]
them if they had b[image ends]
been there. They t[image ends]
it struck twe[image ends]

with so much haste, that she dropped one of her little
glass slippers, the prettiest in the world, and which the
King's son had taken up; that he had done nothing but look at
it during all the latter part of the ball, and that most certainly he was
very much in love with the beautiful person who owned
the little slipper. What they said was very true; for a

with so much haste, that she dropped o[image ends]
Glass Slippers, the prettiest in the worl [image ends]
King's son had taken up; that he did n[image ends]
her all the time of the ball, and that [image ends]
very much in love with the beautiful person who owned
the little Slipper. What they said wa[image ends]

few days after, the King's son caused it to be proclaimed
by sound of trumpet, that he would marry her whose foot
this slipper would just fit. They whom he employed began to try it on upon
the princesses, then the duchesses, and all the Court, but
in vain. It was brought to the two sisters, who did all they possibly could to

few days after, the King's son caused [image ends]
by sound of trumpet, that he would [image ends]
this Slipper would just fit. They be[image ends]
the Princesses, then the duchesses[image ends]
in vain. It was brought but ju[image ends]

thrust their feet into the slipper, but they could not effect it.
Cinderilla, who saw all this, and knew her slipper, said to them laughing:
"Let me see if it will not fit me?" Her sisters burst out
a-laughing, and began to banter her. The gentleman who was
sent to try the slipper, looked earnestly at Cinderilla,
and finding her very handsome, said it was but just that
she should try,

[missing]

and that he had orders to let every one make tryal. He invited
Cinderilla to sit down, and putting the slipper to her foot,
he found it went on very easily, and fitted her, as if it
had been made of wax. The astonishment her two sisters

and that he had orders to let eve[image ends]
Cinderilla to sit down, and putting [image ends]
He found it went on very easily, [image ends]
had been made of wax. The as[image ends]

were in was excessively great, but still abundantly greater, when Cin-
derilla pulled out of her pocket the other slipper, and put
it on her foot. Thereupon, in came her godmother, who

having touched, with her wand, Cinderilla's cloaths [sic], made (…)

were in, were very great, but [image ends]
derilla pulled out of her pock[image ends]
it on her foot. Upon this [image ends]
having touched her with her wa[image ends]



"KING THRUSHBEARD"


(…) But it was of no use, she had to yield unless she
chose to die of hunger.
well, for the people were glad to buy the woman's wares
because she was good-looking, and they paid her what
she asked; many even gave her the money and left the
pots with her as well. So they lived on what she had
earned as long as it lasted, then the husband bought a lot
of new crockery. With this she sat down at the corner
of the market-place, and set it out round about her ready
for sale. [image ends]



"THE QUEEN BEE"


The first was that in the forest, beneath the moss,
lay the princess's pearls, a thousand in number, which
must be picked up,
and if by sunset one single pearl was missing, he who had
looked for them would be turned to stone. The eldest
went thither, and sought the whole day, but when it
came to an end, he had only found one hundred, and
what was written on the table came true, and he was
changed into stone. Next day, the second brother under-
took the adventure; but it did not fare much better with
 him than with the eldest; he did not find more than two
hundred pearls, and was changed to stone. At last it was
simpleton's turn to seek in the moss, but it was so diffi-
cultfor him to find the pearls, and he got on so slowly,
that he seated himself on a stone, and wept. And while
he was thus sitting, the king of the ants whose life he
had once saved, came with five thousand ants, and before
 long the little creatures had got all the pearls together, and laid them in a heap.
The second task, however, was to fetch out of the
lake the key of the king's daughter's bed-chamber.
When simpleton came to the lake, the ducks which he
had saved, swam up to him, dived down, and brought

the key out of the water.
But the third task was the most difficult, from
amongst the three sleeping daughters of the king was the
youngest and dearest to be sought out. They, however,
resembled each other exactly, and were only to be distin-
guished by their having eaten different sweetmeats
before they fell asleep, the eldest a bit of sugar, the
second alittle syrup, and the youngest a spoonful of
honey. Then the queen of the bees, whom simpleton had
protected from the fire, came and tasted the lips of all
three, and at last she remained sitting on the mouth
which had eaten honey, and thus the king's son recog-
nized the right princess. Then the enchantment was at
an end, everything was delivered from sleep, and those
who had been turned to stone received once more their
natural forms.
Simpleton married the youngest and sweetest prin-
cess, and after her father's death became king, and his
two brothers received the two other sisters.



"THE WATER OF LIFE"


They waited until they found him fast asleep, then they
poured the water of life out of the cup,
and took it for themselves, but into the cup they poured
salt sea-water. Now therefore, when they arrived home,
the youngest took his cup to the sick King in order that
 he might drink out of it, and be cured. But scarcely had
he drunk a very little of the salt sea-water than he
became still worse than before. And as he was lament
ing over this, the two eldest brothers came, and accused
the youngest of having intended to poison him, and said
 that they had brought him the true water of life, and
handed it to him. He had scarcely tasted it, when
he felt his sickness departing, and became strong and
healthy as in the days of his youth.
After that they both went to the youngest,
mocked him, and said, “You certainly found the water of
life, but you have had the pain, and we the gain; you should have been
sharper, and should have kept your eyes open.



"RINCONETE AND CORTADILLO"


respect to this of yours; we are now in the first country
of the world, and without doubt the customs of the place
must be in the highest degree judicious. Wherefore your
worship may be pleased to conduct us to the place where
this gentleman of whom you have spoken is to be found.
I cannot but suppose, from what you say, that he is
much honoured, of great power and influence, of very
generous nature, and, above all, highly accomplished in
the profession."

***

"Truly, Sir," rejoined Rincon, "all this is Hebrew to us;
we know no more about it than we do of flying."
"Let us be jogging, then," replied the new-comer, "and
on the way I will explain to you these and other things,
which it is requisite you should know as pat as bread to
mouth;" and, accordingly, he explained to them a whole
vocabulary of that thieves' Latin which they call Germ-
anesco, or Gerigonza, and which their guide used in
the course of his lecture,--by no means a short one, for
the distance they had to traverse was of considerable
length.



THE WATER-BABIES


(…) which assured every one who found himself the better or
wiser for the news, that there were not, never had been,
and could not be, any rational or half-rational beings
except men, anywhere, anywhen, or anyhow; that
nymphs, satyrs, fauns, inui, dwarfs, trolls, elves, gnomes,
fairies, brownies, nixes, wills, kobolds, leprechaunes,
cluricaunes, banshees, will-o’-the-wisps, follets, lutins,
magots, goblins, afrits, marids, jinns, ghouls, peris,
deevs, angels, archangels, imps, bogies, or worse, were
nothing at all, and pure bosh and wind. And he had to
get up very early in the morning to prove that, and to
eat his breakfast overnight; but he did it, at least to his
own satisfaction. Whereon a certain great divine, and a
very clever divine was he, called him a regular Saddu-
cee; and probably he was quite right. Whereon the
professor, in return, called him a regular Pharisee; and
probably he was quite right too. But they did not quarrel
in the least; for, when men are men of the world, hard
words run off them like water off a duck’s back. So the
professor and the divine met at dinner that evening, and
 
sat together on the sofa afterwards for an hour, and
talked over the state of female labour on the antarctic
continent (for nobody talks shop after his claret), and
each vowed that the other was the best company he ever
met in his life. What an advantage it is to be men of the
world!
From all which you may guess that the professor was not
the least of little Ellie's opinion. So he gave her a suc-
cinct compendium of his famous paper at the British
Association, in a form suited for the youthful mind. But,
as we have gone over his arguments against water-babies
once already, which is once too often, we will not repeat
them here.
Now little Ellie was, I suppose, a stupid little girl; for,
instead of being convinced by Professor Ptthmllnsprts'
arguments, she only asked the same question over again.
"But why are there not water-babies?"*
"Because there ain't."


**Between "But why are there not water-babies?" and "Because there ain't.", there is a paragraph which has been omitted from Henry's book: "I trust and hope that it was because the professor trod at that moment on the edge of a very sharp mussel, and hurt one of his corns sadly, that he answered quite sharply, forgetting that he was a scientific man, and therefore ought to have known that he couldn't know; and that he was a logician, and therefore ought to have known that he could not prove a universal negative — I say, I trust and hope it was because the mussel hurt his corn, that the professor answered quite sharply:"


Original stories


THE BOOK CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ORIGINAL STORIES


SCENE FROM "PILOT": PRINCE CHARMING WAKES SNOW WHITE WITH TRUE LOVE'S KISS
(read aloud by Mary Margaret)

"And yes, she was beyond hope, beyond saving. This was her end. When Charming saw his beloved Snow White in her glass coffin, he knew that all that was left was to say good-bye. He had to give her one last kiss, and when he did, true love proved more powerful than any curse. A pulse of pure love shuttered out and engulfed the land, waking up Snow White and bringing light to the darkness." ("A Land Without Magic")


SCENE FROM "PILOT": CRASHING THE WEDDING


  • Note that some of the rendering of this scene from "Pilot" is illegible or off-screen, but appears in a photograph from an online prop auction, albeit with a different layout;[59] this text is set in fuchsia:


The Queen paced back and forth, filling the spectators
with fear as she declared her evil intentions for the king-
dom. "Soon, everything you love, everything all of you
love, will be taken from you. And from your
suffering, will rise my victory." The Queen then turned
to face Charming and Snow. I shall destroy your happi-
ness if it is the last thing I do.
Having made her wows, the Queen turned and began
to walk away. But Charming, unwilling to let the
Queen's threat go unanswered, grabbed his sword and
threw it at the evil woman. Before the sword could hit
her, however, the Queen vanished into a dark puff of
smoke. The sword hit the ground with a clatter, and the
Queen was gone.[60]
("Snow Falls", "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter")


  • Note that the sword hitting the ground with a clatter is an error, as both "Pilot" and "The Thing You Love Most" clearly show that the sword was teleported away along with the Evil Queen.
  • The rest of the page consists of an excerpt from the fairytale of "Snow-White and Rose-Red".

  • An alternate version, with a different layout, is also seen; everything from "Having made her wows..." onward has the same layout as the first excerpt, but the text before that is broken up differently (some of the text is illegible or off-screen but appears in a photograph from the aforementioned online prop auction, this time with the same layout as the transcription;[59] this text is set in fuchsia):


The Queen paced back and forth,
filling the spectators with fear as
she declared her evil intentions
for the kingdom. "Soon, every-
thing you love, everything all of
you love, will be taken from
you forever. And from your
suffering, will rise my victory."

The Queen then turned to face Charming and Snow. "I
shall destroy your happiness if it is the last thing I do. [sic]
Having made her vows, the Queen turned and began
to walk away. But Charming, unwilling to let the
Queen's threat go unanswered, grabbed his sword and
threw it at the evil woman. Before the sword could hit
her, however, the Queen vanished into a dark puff of
smoke. The sword hit the ground with a clatter, and the
Queen was gone.[61]
("The New Neverland", "Operation Mongoose Part 2")


SCENE FROM "PILOT": CHARMING PLACING EMMA IN THE WARDROBE



Prince Charming [illegible word] the Evil
Queen's Dark Knights, fighting
his way towards the wardrobe
Gepetto [sic] had fashioned, the one
that would carry Emma to
safety. In one hand, the Prince
held his sword, slicing [illegible adverb]
at his enemies, while in the
other he held his newborn baby girl, clinging to her for
dear life.
Having vanquished the knights, Charming opened the
door to the magical dresser. Tears in his eyes, the Prince
placed Emma inside the small opening. "Find us," he
said, and kissed her on the forehead. Charming closed
the door to the dresser, knowing that this would be the
last time he would see his beloved baby for twenty-eight
years. But deep down, the Prince knew that this was the only
way. He had to let Emma go in order to save her. He
also knew that one day, Emma would return to save
them all.
As Charming closed up the dresser, he was [illegible word]
ambushed by two unforeseen Dark Knights. The Prince
tried to fight them off, but they proved too formidable
for him. One of the knights pierced Charming's stomach
with his sword, and the Prince fell to the ground, [illegible word]
death. The knights checked inside the wardrobe, only to


[image ends]
[three illegible words] [image ends]
happily ever after.

The end![62]
("The Snow Queen")
  • Note that an online Instagram post shows that the accompanying illustration of Snow White and Prince Charming kissing[62] is reused in a different part of the book, next to an excerpt from "Snow White and Rose Red".[63]


SCENE FROM "SNOW FALLS": SNOW WHITE STEALS FROM CHARMING
(read aloud by Mary Margaret)


  • When Mary Margaret reads to John Doe, she reads the following passage aloud:

"As the Prince chased the thief on horseback, through the treacherous forest, his betrothed crossed her arms and pouted, wondering how many dreadful, boring minutes it would take until they could resume their journey again. The thief vaulted over a fallen..." ("Snow Falls")


PRINCE CHARMING TRACKING DOWN SNOW WHITE AFTER THE THEFT


[image begins]ny woman
[image begins] Prince
[image begins]know who she
[image begins] agility, cun-
[image begins] woman. And
[image begins]ce the mud is
[image begins] on the idea
[image begins] Prince leaps
[image begins]e on the
[image begins]w he must
[image begins] his armor
[image begins] the dagger
[image begins]al for battle, are
[image begins]oot chase. And the thief is so
[image begins]ne seems to glide over the foliage and
[image begins]ppear into the thickets.


As the Prince moves deeper into the forest the trees
[image begins]ock out the sunlight. The woodland creatures whisper
[image begins]eir echoing songs. They are on her side, he thinks to
[image begins]mself. She is companions with the wild. Perhaps she's
[image begins]scendant of wolves. Of unwanted children abandoned in the
[image begins] only to be adopted by the most terrifying of beasts
[image begins]ised in the traditions of hunting raw
[image begins] This is who she could be he decided, and knew[64]
("Snow Falls")



PRINCE CHARMING LOCATING SNOW WHITE'S HIDEOUT AFTER THE THEFT


[image begins]oneome
[image begins]bits and other
[image begins]s. He discovered
[image begins]nd most importantly
[image begins]cks of a person living
[image begins]o a woman. He followed the
[image begins]ent oak trees where they suddenly
[image begins]or a moment he was bewildered and
[image begins] sort of magic this woman-bandit could
[image begins] Prince searched til nightfall when hope of
[image begins]g his family's treasures finally began to leave
[image begins] Until he spotted something strange. A light. Small,
[image begins]ickering, unnatural. The lights seeped between the bark
of an oak tree, making it seem as if there might be fire
inside it. But there was no smoke. No great heat from
the massive trunk. He realized this must be it. The
perfect hiding place for a bandit − almost in plain sight.
But the pack also contained rope and netting for setting
traps. And if the Prince worked carefully and used his
material properly. For a moment he was bewildered
and wondered what sort of magic this woman-bandit could posses.[65]
("Snow Drifts")


PRINCE CHARMING SETTING THE TRAP FOR SNOW WHITE AFTER THE THEFT


[image ends] This thief was quick and
[image ends] [three illegible words], it was that she
[image ends] place inside and out... and he did not.
[illegible word] Prince would charge through the front door only to
discover that she had fled through a secret back door.
He would need a better plan. And as he gazed skyward,
the Prince noticed a sturdy tree limb extended directly
over the entrance to the hideaway. It gave him an idea.
Inside the Prince's travel pack was a number of
useful tools, from daggers and hooks to salves and oint-
ments to soothe a variety of burns and wounds. But the
pack also contained rope and netting for setting traps.
[image ends]nd if the Prince worked carefully and used his materials
[image ends]perly, he could construct a trap large enough to catch
[image ends] thief. The Prince worked quickly and quietly, think-
[image ends] entire time of the priceless ring that was so close
[image ends] yet so far out of reach. Finally, the trap was
[image ends] he swung the rope over the tree branch and
[image ends] trap high above the entrance to the thief's
[image ends] Then he tied an expert snare and laid it
[image ends] doorstep.


[image ends] allowed himself a tiny smile as he pictured
[image ends]uld look like swinging gently in the
[image ends]nd no honor, and woman or not, the
[image ends] giving her a much-deserved comeup-
[image ends] his sword and hid behind a nearby
[image ends][66]
("Snow Falls")


SCENE FROM "SNOW FALLS": SNOW WHITE LEAVES THE HIDEOUT AND IS CAUGHT IN A TRAP


Snow White's hideaway contained all the comforts of home
but was by no means the castle she was accustomed to
as a child. The small coal hearth could heat the tree but
would scarcely have sufficed in keeping the mice warm at
home. Her table wasn't big enough to accommodate more
than one visitor, not that she ever had any, where her
father's table in the dining hall seated hundreds of royal
guests and kingdom officials. But despite the meek humble
nature of her forest hideaway Snow paused for a moment to
reflect om how she would miss it before continuing to pack
her belongings for a final time. Urgency welled inside her.
She laced her riding boots and stuffed an extra cloak into her
satchel. She swept the stack of gold coins resting on the
modest table into her sack. Her riding cloak fit snugly over
her shoulders and as she was about to leave the cave there was one
final item. Dangling from a hook rested a simple gold neck-
lace holding a glass bottle.
Snow grabbed the necklace and paused. Something about
this necklace [illegible]ed Snow to her very core. Her face
[two illegible words] and the sweet memories of her past life were
[five illegible words]d , replaced by something much darker.
[four illegible words] the memory down but it was impos-
[illegible/obscured]ing. Too dark. Too wracked with
[illegible/obscured]ppiness. The unmistakable face of the Evil
[image ends] Snow's memory. Finally, with a deep,
[image ends] Snow gingerly tied the bottle around her



neck. This was something special to her. It was both her
greatest hope and a reminder of her darkest days. An on
another day, we may have seen more clues to help discover
what this tiny bottle meant to Snow. But on this day, there
was no time to linger. There was only time for one final
sweep of her home, then a silent farewell before Snow exited
the tree trunk.
Snow put her hood on and tried to shake away the jittery
her trip down memory lane had left her with. But
for some reason, Snow's nerves weren't calming down.
Suddenly, Snow had a terrible realization... someone was
watching her! But by the time she felt the Prince's eyes on
her, it was too late. Snow planted her foot right in the
middle of the Prince's snare and with a shocking snap and a
blur of dizzying motion, Show found herself suspended high
in the air. Trapped like an animal.
As Snow swung in the air, her stomach sank with the
realization that she'd been tracked. The, as she watched
the Prince emerge from his hiding place, her eyes flashed and
her face went red. It was him?! How could she have let
herself be tracked by someone who had never even cooked a
a meal for himself a day his entire life? Snow saw the look
on his face and knew exactly what had driven him to find
her. It was the ring. It must have been even [image ends]
than she'd anticipated. And with just as [image ends]
Snow knew exactly how bad a d[image ends][67]
("Snow Falls")


SCENE FROM "SNOW FALLS": SNOW AND CHARMING PART WAYS


[image begins] into his
[image begins] Snow eyes
[image begins] her. "Only one
[image begins] his hand and slips
[image begins] perfect fit and for a mo-
[image begins] Yeah. Not me at all," and
[image begins] inside her stomach.


[image begins]ginger and hands it to him.
[image begins] if you need me, I'll find
[image begins] Snow wants to
[image begins]w replies.
[image begins] Snow White
[image begins] looks back.

[image begins] offers, "always." And Snow wants
[image begins]odbye Prince Charming," Snow re
[image begins]ing grins, "I told you. It's James." Snow
[image begins]urns to leave, "I like Charming better." She
[image begins] back over her shoulder and they stare into each
[image begins] other's eyes, they didn't need words to express
they felt in their hearts. For it was here, in the shadow
of the Troll Bridge, that their love was born. Where
they knew, no matter how they were separated, they would always
find each other, and true love. Evil Queen
said she was. [sic] Holding out the bag of gold he mutters
"So... You probably want this." Snow turns to him with
the jewels, "And you can't get married without this."
He spills the jewels into his palm. The wedding ring
glistens in his hand. Snow eyes it. "Not your style?"
the Prince chides her. "Only one way to find out."
Snow takes it from his hand and slips it on her finger.
It glistens. A perfect fit and for a moment she thinks...
but no. "Yeah. Not me at all," and she dismisses the
butterflies inside her stomach. The Prince, grateful that
she returned to save his life now knew that Snow White
could never be what the Evil Queen said she was. Hold-
ing onto the bag of gold he mutters, "So...You probably
want this. "So... You probably want this." [sic] Snow turns
to him with the jewels.[68]
("Snow Drifts")


  • Note that the scene's ending appears before the start of the scene and some of the text is repeated.
  • A passage from the story is read aloud by Mary Margaret when she reads to John Doe: "They didn't need words to express what they felt in their hearts, for it was here, in the shadow of the Troll Bridge, that their love was born, where they knew, no matter how they were separated, they would always--" ("Snow Falls")
  • An alternate version of the scene, with additional text, reads[69] (half the text is off-screen or illegible/obscured, but can be seen on a prop page which was auctioned off in March 2021;[70] the unseen text is set in fuchsia):


Having defeated the Evil Queen's men and now the
Trolls, the Prince and Snow White walk solemnly along
a path under the Troll Bridge, neither knowing what to
say. The Prince, grateful that she returned to save his life
now knew that Snow White could never be what the
Evil Queen said she was. Holding out the bag of gold he
mutters, "So... You probably want this." Snow turns to
him with the jewels, "And you can't get married with-
out this." He spills the jewels into his palm. The wed-
ding ring glistens in his hand. Snow eyes it. "Not your
style?" the Prince chides her. "Only one way to find
out." Snow takes it from his hand and slips it on her
finger. It glistens. A perfect fit and for a moment she
thinks... but no. "Yeah. Not me at all," and she dis-
misses the butterflies inside her stomach.
But wasn't this what she had always dreamed of?
Someone who saw beyond her status and through the lies
spread about her? Someone who would protect her, who
would be her companion for the rest of her life. He had
unflinchingly saved her from the Queen's men. Perhaps
there was more to this CHARMING. If she could only
accept the fate ripening before her. She was
certain in his smile that he felt the same. But what would
that lead to? How would their lives turn out? Snow
knew that the Evil Queen would not be satisfied until she
was dead. As long as there was a price on her head



she would be safe in no kingdom. To fall in love he
would have sacrifice his status to live like a fugitive.
He would have to forsake his family and break vows
which would lead to a war between nations. There are
lives on the line, she told herself. The responsibility of a
royal is great. Bigger than one's self. And though she
was no longer of the court and her kingdom seemed to
have turned against her, Snow was nonetheless raised as
a princess and expected to be a queen one day. This
would never be taken from her. She knew instinctively the
choice she must make.
Snow takes the ring off her finger and hands it to
him. Where ever you go from here, if you need me,
I'll find you", the Prince offers, "always." And Snow
wants to believe it. "Goodbye, Prince Charming," Snow
replies Charming grins, "I told you. It's James." Snow
White turns to leave, "I like Charming better." She
looks back over shoulder and they stare into each
other's eyes, they didn't need words to express what
they felt in their hearts. For it was here, in the shadow
of the Troll Bridge, that their love was born. Where
they knew, no matter how they were separated, they
would always find each other, and true love.
("Unforgiven")


SCENE FROM "DESPERATE SOULS": THE SOLDIERS COME FOR MORRAINE

Rumpelstiltskin was a mild-
mannered and curiously
unremarkable man who lived a
rather unremarkable life.
Along with his wife and
young son, Baelfire, he lived
in a modest wooden hut on
the outskirts of the village, making his living by
spinning wool into the thread that he would barter
or sell to the people thereabouts.
Rumplestiltskin's fortunes were to change that
beautiful day that the Duke’s soldiers rode into the
village They were rounding up all men and children
of a serviceable age, garnering recruits to fight in
terrible, never-ending Ogre Wars.
Young Baelfire saw a young girl, a cherished
childhood companion being wrestled from her
parents. Not [obscured] he ran home to
tell his father.
"Papa, Papa," Baelfire gasped, out of breath,
[obscured] come to take Morraine away!"
[obscured] rose from the spinning stool;
[obscured] he limped outside.There

was a commotion down the land, past his neighbour's
stable. The soldiers were dragging a young girl from
the arms of her distraught and pleading parents.
"Please do not take our Morraine," the
mother beseeched, her arms outstretched.
The guard was unshakable. "Your daughter is
strong and will make a fine soldier!"
"But there must be a mistake," her father
responded. "She is only thirteen…"
"I am under orders from the Duke", replied
the guard. "The wars have taken a turn-for-the
worst and the age of those we seek has been
lowered – by decree!"
As the guard was about to hoist the young girl
onto his horse, her father pulled out a knife from his
pocket. "Stop! You cannot have her!" he bellowed,
thrusting the blade aimlessly into the air.
All of a sudden, the father ceased wavering
and froze motionless, like a statue, bound as if by
some unseen and abysmal power. Everyone gathered
thereabouts gaped and looked towards to the
[illegible word] pasture, over to where a dark hooded man
on a black horse was enacting a diabolical spell.[71]
("Dreamcatcher")


STORY ABOUT HOW ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN MET


  • Half the text appears on-screen (though a few words are blurred),[72] while the rest appears on a prop page which was auctioned off online in October 2019.[73] The missing text (blurred or off-screen) is set in fuchsia, or, in the case of links, underlined:
Robin was back on his feet in a
dash. He and the Merry Men
pursued the robed figure through
the forest. Though the figure
was quick, Robin knew these
woods well, as they served as his
home. Robin caught up to
the figure, but as he knocked it
to the ground, the figure's hood dropped to reveal
the most beautiful woman that Robin had ever seen.
The woman told Robin Hood that her name was Maid
Marian
. Her parents were so poor they could not afford
the evil Sheriff's taxes. Instead, Instead, they gave the Sheriff all
they had of any value -- her hand in marriage. Marian
begged Robin Hood. If her carriage did not arrive at the
Sheriff's castle by daybreak, her parents lives would pay
the forfeit.
"I shall ransom you." said Robin Hood. "I'm sure you
will fetch a fine bounty.
"Then the stories are true." replied Marian," They
say there is a thief in Nottingham who is as selfish as the
Sheriff himself. Our people are starving and while the
Sheriff takes from one pocket, Robin Hood and the Merry Men
Men steal from the other."
Robin Hood had never thought of his crimes in this
manner before, and for the first time, someone had told

him the truth about how he was regarded in Nottingham.
Through he was a proud man, he allowed Marian's car-
riage to continue that night, albeit only after strip-
ing of her purse.
However, in the intervening days, he could not forget
Marian's face, nor the words she had spoken. They were
the first thing he thought of when he awoke and the last
thing he thought of before he slept. When he looked in
the mirror, all he saw was a selfish thief, no better than
the Sheriff of Nottingham. And the thought of Marian
being forced to marry the Sheriff did not sit well with
him either.
Robin Hood woved never to steal for himself again.
Hre would only steal from the rich and give to the poor.
He would make himself a man worthy of Marian's love.
And that is exactly what Robin did. For many
years, Robin Hood and the Merry Men fought valiantly
for the people of Nottingham. After defeating the Sher-
iff, Robin Hood rescued Marian and married her. In this
way did Marian's love change Robin Hood from a thief
into a man of honor, and they lived happily ever after.

The End


("The Snow Queen")
  • Note that the storybook contradicts the story that Robin tells Will Scarlet in the diner. According to Robin, he first met Marian when he stole a horse from a poor farmer. While camping for the night, he awakened to find the farmer's daughter, Marian, aiming an arrow at him. She told him the horse was important to her family's livelihood and without it, they wouldn't survive. Realizing the error of his ways, he returned to Marian's cottage the next day and forfeited his own two horses to Marian and her family. From that day forward, he only stole from the rich and gave to the poor. ("The Snow Queen")


SNOW AND CHARMING RETURNING TO THE CASTLE AFTER LOSING THE EGG IN "BEST LAID PLANS"


As they trudged back toward their castle,
the [three illegible words] a [illegible word] of
[illegible word] in the middle of the road. But the
princess, [two illegible words] with a [illegible word] of regret
and shame, could not be burdened by
such a cursory thing, and walked right through it. "There
was no way we could have known. The Apprentice hid
the truth from us," the prince tried once again to assure
her. Inside, he felt as she did, but pangs of helplessness
at the sight of his love so forlorn compelled him to comfort her.
She was about to reply when a bluebird settled on a
branch up ahead. The princess averted her gaze. She
imagined its whispers of judgment in her ear echoing her
own disappointment in her actions and was relieved when
the bird flew off rather than perch on her shoulder. She
had thought before that she had known true depths of
sorrow with the heinousness of the evil queen's betrayal of
her family. But in that moment the princess knew that
the greatest betrayal of all is that of a hero to have [illegible word] from
[illegible word][74]
("Best Laid Plans")


SCENE FROM "THE SONG IN YOUR HEART": THE BLUE FAIRY ENCHANTS BABY EMMA


"Do not despair. Hope is not lost." The Blue Fairy held up her wand as it began to glow brightly with the magic of their song. "You wished she could have a chance at a happy ending. With everyone's song in her heart, she will." Then it dawned on Snow White, realization breaking like the sun through clouds. Emma would never be alone. Not with the voices of the people who loved her in her heart. And with a little hope, their songs would resurface when Emma needed it the most."[75] ("The Song in Your Heart")


Show Illustrations

Some illustrations are used for transition from live action to book, or book to live-action. Some are based on live action shots but are not used for transitions (note that a scene refers to action that takes place at a certain place and time in the story, while a shot is the footage between two cuts in the video material). Some are original illustrations based on an episode scene, but do not match any shots from that scene. Others are completely original and are not based on any scene whatsoever.

  • The Evil Queen at the wedding: Adapted from a shot from "Pilot".
  • Prince Charming holding baby Emma as he is about to put her inside the wardrobe: An original illustration based on the scene from "Pilot".
  • Prince Charming: Original illustration
  • Snow White in her hideaway: Transition in "Snow Falls"
  • The Huntsman about to kill Snow White: Original illustration based on the scene from "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter".
  • Prince Charming arriving at Snow White's farm, scene transition in "What Happened to Frederick".
  • Snow White in the royal manor: Adapted from a screenshot from "The Stable Boy".
  • Jefferson in the Evil Queen's palace. Original illustration based on the scene from "Hat Trick".
  • Jefferson and Grace in the woods: Adapted from a shot from the scene in "Hat Trick".
  • Jefferson in Wonderland: Scene transition in "Hat Trick".
  • Snow White in the glass coffin. Based on a shot from "Pilot".
  • Snow White and Prince Charming in the nursery: Based on a shot from "Pilot".
  • Snow White and Prince Charming hunting Medusa: Scene transition from "The New Neverland".
  • The Dark Curse arrives: Adapted from a shot from "Pilot".
  • Newborn Emma with her parents: Adapted from a shot from "Pilot".
  • Pinocchio and Geppetto as Jiminy Cricket pops out of the cuckoo clock: Based on a shot in "The Stranger".
  • Snow White and Prince Charming battling the Black Knights: Taken from a shot from "Snow Falls".
  • Emma and Hook dancing: Based on a shot from "Snow Drifts"
,
  • The mysterious page XXIII: Original illustration showing an encounter between Robin Hood an Regina which never happened.
  • Snow White and Prince Charming's wedding: Taken from a shot from "Pilot"
  • Geppetto and Pinocchio after the transformation: Based on a shot from "The Stranger". Note that Pinocchio is taken from a mirror-inverted version of a shot from "Selfless, Brave and True".
  • Isaac's prison page: Original illustration
  • Robin Hood battling a knight: Original illustration
  • Robin Hood on horseback: Original illustration


Other Illustrations

Some of the illustrations in Henry's storybook are classic illustrations by well-known illustrators:

  • The same picture can be seen among the numerous fairytale illustrations pinned to the wall in Henry's room.[80] ("Pilot")
  • "Suddenly the branches twined round her and turned into two arms.". From the fairytale of "The Old Woman in the Wood", also published in Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales By The Brothers Grimm (link to page). Note that the picture can only be seen if you go frame by frame, is only partially seen, and is very blurred. However, if you compare the details (notice the shape of the tree's branches) to the original, you can see that it is the same picture.

Production Notes

  • When creating the book, the prop department brought in every style and type of book they could find, and picked out an antique accounting book. They aged it up a little, and the art department would press stamps into the cover of the book to change the cover. A book builder made replicas of the finished product. The prop department created many pages with text on them, and added several illustrations.[81]
    • The show does several transitions from the book to live action. If they were lucky, the prop department created an illustration out of a screen-grab and inserted it into the book. If the prop department's schedule took before the filming of the main action of the story line, they put a green page in the book, and the visual effects department would make their own illustration.[81]

Unseen Pages

  • A prop auction from 2020 contains a photograph of an unseen illustration of Prince Charming.[59] The background and his shirt match the book's illustration of the scene where he puts the infant Emma in the wardrobe in "Pilot",[82] indicating that the illustration is from the same scene.
  • The prop auction from 2020 also reveals an unseen rendition of a scene from of a scene from "Pilot":[59]


Snow white put her lips to
Prince Charming's, hoping a
kiss would bring him back to
life. But alas, the Prince just lie [sic]
there in her arms, motionless.
"Don't worry, dear," the Evil
Queen
said, "in a few minutes
you won't remember you knew
him, let alone loved him." Her heart breaking, Snow
looked up at the Queen and asked: "Why did you do
this?" "Because this is my happy ending," the Queen
hissed.
Suddenly, one of the Evil Queen's Knights entered the
room. "The child," he said, "it was in the wardrobe.
And now, it's gone." And in that moment, Snow White
realized her plan had worked, and her heart was filled
with hope. "She got away," Snow said to the Queen.
"You're going to lose. I know that now. Good will
always win."
"And in that moment Snow White knew there was no
longer any reason to be afraid. She knew in her heart
that good would always win, that someday her daughter
would come back to save them all. It would be a long
time before that happened, twenty-eight years in all. But
she would be back. She would be good. She would be
strong. She would restore all of their happy endings. She

was, after all the daughter of Snow White, and Prince
Charming. Her name was EMMA.

Having defeated the Evil Queen's
men and now the Trolls, the
Prince and Snow White walk
solemnly along a path under the
Troll Bridge, neither knowing
what to say. The Prince, grate-
ful that she returned to save his
life now knew that Snow White
could never be what the Evil Queen said she was. Hold-
ing out the bag of gold he mutters, "So...You probably
want this. Snow turns to him with the jewels. "And
you can't get married without this." He spills the jewels
into his palm. The wedding ring
glistens in his hand.
Snow eyes it. "Not your style?" the Prince chides her.
"Only one way to find out." Snow takes it from his
hand and slips it on her finger. It glistens. A perfect fit
and for a moment she thinks... but no. "Yeah. Not me at
all," and she dismisses the butterflies inside her stomach.
But wasn't this what she had always dreamed of?
Someone who saw beyond her status and through the lies
spread about her? Someone who would protect her, who
would be her companion for the rest of her life. He had
unflinchingly saved her from the Queen's men. Perhaps
there was more to this CHARMING. If she could only
accept the fate ripening before her. She was
certain in his smile that he felt the same. But what would

that lead to? How would their lives turn out? Snow
knew that the Evil Queen would not be satisfied until she
was dead. As long as there was a price on her head
she would be safe in no kingdom. To fall in love he
would have sacrifice his status to live like a fugitive.
He would have to forsake his family and break vows
which would lead to a war between nations. There are
lives on the line, she told herself. The responsibility of a
royal is great. Bigger than one's self. And though she
was no longer of the court and her kingdom seemed to
have turned against her, Snow was nonetheless raised as
a princess and expected to be a queen one day. This
could never be taken from her. She knew instinctively the
choice she must make.
Snow takes the ring off her finger and hands it to
him. Where ever you go from here, if you need me,
I will find you", the Prince offers, "always." And Snow
wants to believe it. "Goodbye, Prince Charming," Snow
replies. Charming grins, "I told you. It's James." Snow
White turns to leave, "I like Charming better." She
looks back over shoulder and they stare into each
other's eyes, they didn't need words to express what
they fel in their hearts. For it was here, in the shadow
of the Troll Bridge, that their love was born. Where
they knew, no matter how they were separated, they
would always find each other, and true love.


Snow White's eyes were cold and
determined as she looked out
over the ridge toward tge
distance castle. In the dim
moonlight she cold just make
out the silhouette of its formi-
dable walls. Though she could
not see them, Snow knew hun-
dreds of guards were waiting at the top keeping vigilant
watch. It would take an army to storm such a fortress,
and all she had was seven dwarves. Not that it mat-
tered. Her prince was in there somewhere and she
would always find him.
Behind her, her companions were hard at work silently
preparing for the task at hand. Happy counted his ropes,
while Bashful strung his bow. Sneezy and Dopey each
checked the grapples and Doc solemnly prepared their
signal fire. Grumpy sat alone, polishing his axe. Each of
them knew the odds they faced were dire, but each
remained at Snow's back.
As she waited, Snow White's thoughts drifted towards
Prince Charming. He had always come for her in her
most desperate moments, but now it was Charming who
desperately needed Snow. Her prince had sacrificed
himself from the madness induced by
Rumplestiltskin's potion and Snow knew it might

cost him his life. There was no way she could let that
happen.
Suddenly, the howling of a distant wolf split the night
and a tiny smile crept across Snow's face. It was the
signal. "Thank you, Red," she whispered as she closed
her eyes. For a moment everything was still. The wind
died in the trees and the crickets went silent. The forest
was at peace. Then the moment was gone. Snow turned
to the loyal dwarves at her side and shouted, "Do it!"
A flaming arrow traced an elegant arc high into the
night sky. It might have been her imagination, but
Snow thought she could hear a faint hum as hundreds of
fairies descended upon the castle. Her companions stood
at attention until she commanded, "Move out," and they
began to march.
As they approached, the fortress in the distance did
not seem so tall. With her companions at her side, no
wall was insurmountable. Still, Snow moved with steeled
urgency.
She was coming for him. She had to believe that she
would make it in time.


  • A set of prop pages auctioned off online in October 2019 include an unseen illustration of Snow White's hand as she lets go of the sand in "Snow Drifts", and a page with an excerpt from the Grimm fairytale of "The Four Skillful Brothers", which ends with an excerpt from "Snow Drifts":[85]


The Bandit Snow White stood firm as the trolls
disappeared into the forest. When they had gone, the
Prince thanked her. But how did she still have Black
Fairy Dust
, he wondered. She grinned playfully and
emptied her hand. "It's only sand," she admitted.



Snow White pushed past Prince Charming onto the balco-
ny overlooking their beloved kingdom. "The wish should
have worked," she lam in ented as she looked up at the starry
night sky in despair. The song they had sung was full of
resounding love and strength. It should have been power-
ful enough to stop the Evil Queen. Snow White rested a
hand on the curve of her pregnant belly. Now they would
never be able to stop her from casting her curse and rip-
ping away their precious newborn child. But suddenly,
Prince Charming pointed to a star in the sky as it began
to descend from above, growing and glowing a bright
beautiful blue. It was not a star at all, but the Blue Fairy!
The Blue Fairy smiled at the distraught parents-to-be.
"Do not despair. Hope is not lost." But Prince Charm-
ing only stared back at the Blue Fairy in misery. "It
didn't work," he told her. "The Evil Queen took the
song from us." The Blue Fairy shook her head. No one
could take that away from them. The song was still inside
of them. It was inside everyone! The blue Fairy held up
her wand as it began to glow brightly with the magic of
their song. Snow White and Prince Charming held each
other tightly, their hope returning at this wondrous sight.
Perhaps the Evil Queen hadn't won the day after all. But

the Blue Fairy looked at their expectant faces and gently
said, "I'm afraid it was never meant for you to use
against the Evil Queen," Snow White and Prince
Charming looked at the Blue Fairy in confusion. Then
who was this magic for? The Blue Fairy lowered her
wand onto Snow White’s belly. "Emma. You wished
she could have a chance at a happy ending. With every-
one's song in her heart she will." Snow White stared
in awe as her pregnant belly began to glow with the
powerful magic. But how would it help their daughter?
The Blue Fairy gave Snow White a sad, knowing smile.
"Because one day she'll face a battle like no one has
ever faced before. And I'm afraid she'll have to f[obscured]
alone." And then it dawned on Snow White, [obscured]
breaking like sun through clouds. Emma wo[obscured]
alone. Not with the voices of the people w[obscured]
in her heart. The Blue Fairy nodded. I[obscured]
everyone across the land would forget [obscured]
sung anything at all. But the magic [obscured]
Emma's heart and with a little h[obscured]
resurface one day when Emma [obscured]


One day Geppetto and Pinocchio
set out upon the sea with their
wooden wares. Though the waters
were calm when they left port,
soon the sky darked with angry
clouds. The sea churned under the
fierce wind and rain, and their float
was tossed violently amongst the
waves. Despite this, Geppetto remained calm. He had made
this journey many times before, and under far stormier
circumstances. But then Geppetto saw something that made
his blood run cold. Underneath their float, a monstrous dark
shape circled in the water, drawing ever closer.
"Father, what is that?" whispered Pinocchio.
But Geppetto had no answer. The dark shape circled once.
It circled twice. And on the third time, it bucked up against
the bottom of the ship, sending Geppetto and Pinocchio
flying into the air! Had they not held onto the mast for dear
life, they would certainly have gone overboard. Geppetto
looked down into the water to see a massive eye pass, so
close he could have reached out to touch it. It was a whale!
And an angry one at that.
Knowing the whale would not give up until their float was
reduced to splinters, Geppetto handed Pinocchio the ship's
only life preserver. They had to abandon ship if they were to

survive! Pinocchio refused. He could not let his father
sacrifice himself. Pinocchio then leaped into the water. He
knew that, being made of wood, he would float. And he
wanted desperately for his father to take the life preserver for
himself. Geppetto screamed, fearing for his son's life. But
it was already too late. A massive wave signalled [sic] the
approach of the whale. As Geppetto turned, he saw a set of
giant jaws open, ready to swallow him and his beloved son,
all in a single monstrous bite!
And with that, their world went dark…

Lost

Goofs

Other Notes

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.
  The storybook is lying on the table in front of Henry in "Where Bluebirds Fly".[95]

See also

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  54. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Project Gutenberg. Retrieved on November 1, 2020. “respect to this of yours; we are now in the first country of the world, and without doubt the customs of the place must be in the highest degree judicious. Wherefore your worship may be pleased to conduct us to the place where this gentleman of whom you have spoken is to be found. I cannot but suppose, from what you say, that he is much honoured, of great power and influence, of very generous nature, and, above all, highly accomplished in the profession." "Truly, Sir," rejoined Rincon, "all this is Hebrew to us; we know no more about it than we do of flying." "Let us be jogging, then," replied the new-comer, "and on the way I will explain to you these and other things, which it is requisite you should know as pat as bread to mouth;" and, accordingly, he explained to them a whole vocabulary of that thieves' Latin which they call Germanesco, or Gerigonza, and which their guide used in the course of his lecture,--by no means a short one, for the distance they had to traverse was of considerable length.”
  55. File:612BookPage.png
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  56. File:621HooksPageBurns.png
    File:621HooksPageBurns2.png
  57. File:616SnowWhiteAndRoseRed.png
    File:616SnowWhiteAndRoseRed2.png
  58. The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley: Chapter IV. The University of Adelaide. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved on November 19, 2018.
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 ONCE UPON A TIME Storybook. Propabilia. Archived from the original on October 25, 2020. (Interrupted wedding page (on page two) / last part of unseen scene from "Pilot" (on page one)) (Unseen page from "Pilot") (Illustration of Prince Charming")
  60. File:103WereSeparated.png
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    File:107WhatsThat.png
  61. File:310TurnThePage.png
    File:422SnowCharmingStorybook.png
  62. 62.0 62.1 File:407OpeningBook.png
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    File:407SnowCharmingStorybook.png
  63. InstagramIcon.png glidersonset (glidersonset). February 16, 2017. "So romantic! Maybe someday I'll find my prince❤" (archive copy) (photograph)
  64. File:103IFound.png
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    File:103PrinceCharming.png
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  65. File:321ItsNotMe.png
  66. File:103FlyingMonkeys.png
    File:103TurnThePage2.png
  67. File:103TurnThePage.png
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    File:103SnowWhitesStory.png
  68. 68.0 68.1 File:321OpensBook.png
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    File:321DontSeeMyFamily.png
  69. 69.0 69.1 File:413ItsDifferent.png
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    File:413PinocchioGeppettoStorybook.png
  70. 70.0 70.1 Once Upon a Time - Storybook Page Prop (3273). iCollector. Retrieved on November 8, 2020. (Page from "Snow Falls") (Page "The Stranger")
  71. File:505RumplestiltskinStorybook.png
    File:505RumplestiltskinStorybook2.png
  72. File:407TurnThePage.png
    File:407MarianRobinStorybook.png
  73. Once Upon a Time - Storybook Page (3270). iCollector (October 2019). (Photograph)
  74. File:416TheEdge.png
  75. File:620NewPage.png
  76. File:404AliceAndTheWhiteRabbit.png
  77. File:122SomethingsComing.png (number two from the left in the top row)
  78. File:202HasASignUpSheet.png
  79. File:602WhereYouLeftOff.png
  80. File:101MoreOldFashioned.png
  81. 81.0 81.1 Once Upon a Time - Behind the Magic, London, Titan Books, October 2013, p. 43
  82. File:102See.png
  83. 83.0 83.1 Once Upon a Time - Storybook Page (3246). iCollector (October 2019). ("Snow Falls"/"Snow Drifts" page) ("An Apple Red as Blood" page)
  84. Once Upon a Time - The Huntsman Storybook Page (3255). iCollector (September 2019). (Photograph)
  85. Once Upon a Time - Storybook Pages (0804). iCollector (October 2019). (Sand illustration) ("The Twelve Skillful Brothers" page)
  86. ONCE UPON A TIME ABC TV Series Disney Storybook Pages Props. eBay (May 13, 2020). Archived from the original on May 27, 2020. (Photograph)
  87. File:408StoriesAbout.png
  88. File:408IsThis.png
  89. File:311IDontKnow.png
  90. TwitterLogo.svg @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter (March 28, 2016). "yes. That was a mistake. Hangs head in shame." (screenshot)
  91. TwitterLogo.svg @OnceUponAFan (Once Upon a Fan) on Twitter (July 28, 2013). "Huge thanks to the #OUAT cast and crew who signed this prop replica of Henry's storybook for our charity draw."
  92. TwitterLogo.svg @OnceUponAFan (Once Upon a Fan) on Twitter (July 22, 2013). "Take a look at some of funny little messages in the storybook. We particularly liked @LanaParrilla's!"
  93. Once Upon A Fan Are Standing Up To Cancer. Once Upon a Fan. Archived from the original on August 5, 2013.
  94. File:720TheStorybook.png
  95. File:618YourAuthorsPen2.png
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    Compare the spine and binding on the big book lying on the table to the storybook in this image:
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