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Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Deceiving Princess

I wish I had the handsome skipper for a husband. I’d much prefer to sail the seas with him than to be pent up on dry land with a boring old soldier king!

All I have to do is put the king to sleep. Then I’ll call the skipper and we’ll throw him overboard. Easily done! We’ll return to shore and say that the king died at sea. I’ll extol the skipper to my father, we’ll get married, and then I’ll travel the world with my sailor king. Wish fulfilled!

The Deceiving Princess in The Three Snake-Leaves, Grimms. Painting “Song of the Nile” by L. Goddard.

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