[Scene 1, Name -- N: Narrator, K: King, Q: Queen, C: Crow]
N: A beautiful Queen is sewing on a porch of the castle,
on a snowy winter day.
The King approaches from inside.
K: Needlework? Outside, on a cold day like this?
Be careful, my queen.
Q: I'll be okay. No problems.
K: Are you okay?
Q: I'm just fine. It's just a prick.
K: You're bleeding!
Q: It's just a drop.
C: Caw! Caw!
Q: Oh, look! It's a beautiful pink on the snow.
K: It is pink. I don't think it is beautiful.
You should come inside with me.
Q: How I would like a beautiful daughter,
white, like the snow,
lips as rosy as my blood on the snow,
and hair as black as the feathers of that crow.
K: Our children shall be the most beautiful in the world.
But leave the needle work for the servants to pick up.
Let's go inside now.