Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children , or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of theor the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in thealready. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known theintimately ever since he had an . What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of , that there is something in themorethan , and stronger than strong fear.