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    King Grisly-Beard-1

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    Assassin-Master

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    تاريخ التسجيل : 24/03/2009

    King Grisly-Beard-1

    مُساهمة  Assassin-Master في الخميس أبريل 09, 2009 2:20 pm

    A great king of a land far away in the East had a daughter who was very beautiful, but so proud and haughty and conceited, that none of the princes who came to ask for her hand in marriage was good enough for her. All she ever did was make fun of them.
    Once upon a time the king held a great feast and invited all her suitors. They all sat in a row, ranged according to their rank -- kings and princes and dukes and earls and counts and barons and knights. When the princess came in, as she passed by them, she had something spiteful to say to each one.
    The first was too fat: 'He's as round as a tub,' she said.
    The next was too tall: 'What a maypole!' she said.
    The next was too short: 'What a dumpling!' she said.
    The fourth was too pale, and she called him 'Wallface.'
    The fifth was too red, so she called him 'Coxcomb.'
    The sixth was not straight enough; so she said he was like a green stick that had been laid to dry over a baker's oven. She had some joke to crack about every one. But she laughed most of all at a good king who was there.
    'Look at him,' she said; 'his beard is like an old mop; he shall be called Grisly-beard.' So the king got the nickname of Grisly-beard.
    But the old king was very angry when he saw how his daughter behaved and how badly she treated all his guests. He vowed that, willing or unwilling, she would marry the first man that came to the door.
    Two days later a travelling fiddler came by the castle. He began to play under the window and begged for money and when the king heard him, he said, 'Let him come in.'
    So, they brought the dirty-looking fellow in and, when he had sung before the king and the princess, he begged for a gift.
    The king said, 'You have sung so well that I will give you my daughter to take as your wife.'
    The princess begged and prayed; but the king said, 'I have sworn to give you to the first man who came to the door, and I will keep my word.'
    Words and tears were to no avail; the parson was sent for, and she was married to the fiddler.

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