A fairy tale in the Grimm collection, about a beautiful young princess whose jealous stepmother tries to kill her. She avoids being killed and hides in a forest cottage occupied by dwarfs. The stepmother finds out where Snow White is, visits her in disguise, and gives her a poisoned apple; Snow White eats it and falls into a deathlike sleep. When a prince kisses her, she awakens from her sleep, and he marries her.
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