The Glass Doll is a scary children’s story from Russia about a young girl who wants her parents to buy her a new toy and won’t take no for an answer.
Once upon a time, there was a young girl who loved dolls. Her mother and father took her shopping and told her to pick out a new toy. The girl went all around the store, searching for a toy she wanted. She came to a big display of doll and in the center, she saw the most beautiful glass doll she had ever laid eyes on.
The girl asked her father to buy her the glass doll. Her father picked up the doll and examined it closely. All of a sudden, the doll’s eyes turned red and the father dropped it like a hot potato.
“I don’t like the look of this doll”, said her father. “There’s something not quite right about it”. And he refused to buy it.
Then the girl asked her mother to buy the glass doll for her.
“Your father doesn’t like the look of this doll”, said the mother. “I think you should choose a different one.”
But the girl began stamping her feet and screaming “I want! I want! I want!”
Finally, the girl’s mother relented and bought the glass doll for her.
Later that day, the father was preparing to go away overnight on a business trip. Still uneasy about his daughter’s new toy, he left the girl a note. It read “Daughter, do not go to sleep with the glass doll in your bedroom.”
The girl played all day with the glass doll and then, at bedtime, she placed it on the night table beside her bed and went to sleep.
A few minutes later, she heard a noise in the darkened room and sat upright in bed. In the darkness, she could see a pair of glowing red eyes. She thought it must be a trick of the light and she rubbed her eyes.
When she looked again, the red eyes were closer. Thinking it was just her imagination, the girl rubbed her eyes again.
When she looked again, the red eyes were right beside her face.
She heard the doll whisper in her ear “Lie down on the pillow. I promise I won’t strangle you.”
So the girl laid her head down on the pillow and the doll strangled her to death.
The girl’s mother came into the room and when she saw her daughter lying dead on the bed, she ran to her and hugged her tight.
The mother heard the doll whisper in her ear “Lie down beside your daughter. I promise I won’t strangle you.”
So the mother laid down on the bed beside her daughter’s body and the doll strangled her to death too.
When the girl’s dad came home the next morning, her called out to his wife and daughter, but there was no answer. He climbed the stairs and went into his daughter’s room. There, he was startled by a horrible sight. His wife and daughter were lying dead on the bed and the glass doll was sitting in between them, laughing her head off.
In a rage, the father grabbed the glass doll and smashed against the walls and the floor until it was completely destroyed.
But his wife and daughter remained dead.