The Bloody Chamber- The Snow Child
‘I wish I had a girl as white as snow, as red as blood and as black as that birds feather’- The count wishes the girl into existence from what he has seen. His desire is a mixture of coldness, bloodthirstiness and fatality. As soon as the count has completed his wish she stands before him completely naked and the Countess hates her.
‘The Countess dropped her glove in the snow and told the girl to get down and look for it’- Now the Count has wished for the child and it has come true the Countess hates her and her only thought is how to get rid of her.
‘The Countess through her diamond brooch through the ice of a frozen pond’- The Countess’s envious attempts to abandon the girl, and then drown her are thwarted by the Count. Each time she attempts to kill the child, she loses an item of clothing. And eventually the Countess is only left with the Counts pity.