Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was an Australian historian. literary critic, folklorist and writer of English folklore, which was collected and published by him. His works are well-known by the version of such popular fairy tales as “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “The three Little Pig” and other. “The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh” is a fairy tale from “English fairy tales” collected by Joseph Jacobs and published in 1890. There was a king who takes a cruel but beautiful witch as his wife after his queen's death. What would happened with Princess who was jealous by new Queen, especially in a time when Prince had gone across the sea? Let's step in the wonderful world of magic and the bravest princes.