11 December 2013

“The Sad Princess”

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who was always sad. The king and queen organized wonderful balls, and gave her exquisite presents; but all in vain. The worried parents announced that whoever made the princess smile would win her hand in marriage.
Soon jesters, magicians, and performers of all kinds did their best to make the princess happy. The royal court was amazed by their performances, but the princess never smiled.
One day a shy courtier who worked hard to serve his princess was carrying out his duties. What happened next changed his life and the life of the princess forever. Suddenly laughter echoed throughout the castle – could that be a smile upon the beautiful princess’s face?