The princess isn’t interested in me or my master, even though he’s very handsome and I’m very frisky!
She’s only interested in retrieving a ring from the river. The prince can’t fathom how to find the ring in the swift current, but I tell him not to despair. We’ll go down to the river at the first light, and see what happens next. The world is full of friends, my friend!
Frisk the Dog in The Story of Pretty Goldilocks, Blue Fairy Book. Picture by Norman Rockwell.