Beauty is a Beast
In the mountains of Auvergne, a story was told of a royal
female werewolf. In the story, a nobleman was gazing out of
his window and noticed a hunter he knew. He asked him to check
back with details of the hunt. While in the forest, the hunter
encountered a wolf, and in the ensuing struggle, he severed
one of the wolf's paws. He placed the paw in his knapsack,
and returned to the castle with his prize.
When he opened the knapsack to show the nobleman evidence
of his encounter, they discovered that there was no paw at
all. In fact, the knapsack contained a woman's hand wearing
a gold ring. Recognizing the ring as that of his wife's the
nobleman decided to question her about her daily activities.
When he went into her room, he found her concealing her arm.
Once uncovered, the lack of a hand revealed her true identity.
Upon further questioning she admitted to being the wolf with
whom the hunter encountered, and by her confession, she marked
herself for certain execution.