I have all the power in the world, but I still can’t get my way!! To hell with this “ring of truth” that pricks my finger whenever I do a bad thing. I want to marry that shepherdess, with or without her consent! And if she continues to refuse me, I’ll cut off her head and make her an example to all the rest!
Prince Not So Darling in Prince Darling, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Jennie Harbour.