A Story From: Germany
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That night at dinner with her family and the royal advisers, there was a knock on the door.

 

“Daughter!” said the King from the far end of the table.  “Did you promise to spend time with this Frog, as he claims?”

“Sort of,” said the Princess.  After a pause, she added, “Oh very well, come on in.”

The servants quickly set a new place setting for the Frog, and he hopped over to the royal dining table.

Conversation turned to a topic of concern in the kingdom.  None of the royal advisers knew what to do.

“Father, if I may,” said the Princess.  “Perhaps we could–“

“Stop!” said the King, cutting her off.  “I have enough advisors, believe me.”

“If I may,” said the Frog, and it was the first time he had spoken at the table.  “There’s more to a princess than her fine crown and royal dresses.”

The Princess stared at the Frog. How could this little frog – more than anyone else – understand such a thing?

 

“If I may,” said the Frog, and it was the first time he has spoken at the table.

 

After dinner, the Frog bowed to the Princess.  He said, “You have done what you said you would do.  I suppose it’s time now for me to go.”

“No wait!” said the Princess, “it’s not that late.  How about a walk in the garden?”

The Frog was delighted.  The two of them walked in the royal garden, the Frog hopping along the stone wall so he and the Princess were at the same level and could talk easily.  They laughed about many things. Later, when the sun set, they admired the deep rosy reds it cast in the sky.

The Princess said, “You know, being with you tonight was a lot more fun than I thought.”

“I had a very good time, too,” said the Frog.

“Who knew?” said the Princess with a laugh. She leaned over and kissed the Frog lightly on his cheek.

 

The Princess said, “You know, being with you tonight was a lot more fun than I thought.”

 

At once, there was a puff of clouds and smoke.  The small green frog had changed into a young prince!  The Princess jumped back in surprise, and who could blame her?  The Prince quickly told her not to worry, that all was well. Years before, an evil witch had put a spell on him that he must stay a frog until he was kissed by a princess.  The witch had laughed an evil laugh, saying, “Like THAT will ever happen!” But it did!

Now the Prince and Princess could get to know each other better.  Years later, after they were married, they had a beautiful setting made for the ball and placed it on their royal dining table.  And when the sunlight shone in through the palace windows, the ball sparkled for all to see.

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2 Comments

  1. Don’t judge a book by its cover

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    Sarah


    Don't judge a book by its cover

  2. Beautiful

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    Umer

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    India


    I like such type of stories

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