I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale; then read this and that as well, and you will see what is a fairytale.
Suppose my child ask me what the fairytale means, what am I to say?
You write as if a fairytale were a thing of importance: must it have a meaning?
Did you let her out of a box, as the princess did in the fairytale?
Rather a fairytale sort of country where mistletoe can be got so easily!
The processes of germination are as fascinating as a fairytale.
You have been giving me a summary of a fairytale, haven't you?
You don't suppose I'm going to cave in, accept this fairytale?
Because this is a masculine world, the author of this fairytale is usually identified as the wife of Poul Anderson.
Let fairytale of mine go for a firefly that now flashes, now is dark, but may flash again.