Dolarhyde's backstory is supplied in the novel in detail and alluded to in the film adaptations. The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales. They agreed that it must be a magnificent one; and as a first step they invited all the Fairies they could find in the land to be godmothers to the Princess Aurora; that each one of them might bring her a gift, as was the custom with Fairies in those days, and so she might have all the perfections imaginable.
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He believed, without weighing it, that he could accomplish this fine adventure; and spurred on by love and ambition, he resolved to explore then and there and discover the truth for himself. I think to myself, but dare not ask.