I refused the best-looking men in the kingdom. It was the little things that offended me. One let food fall from his mouth. Another couldn’t get his coat on right. To stop my father from trying once again, I told him that I never meant to marry unless he could find me a man with a gold head and gold teeth.
Now he has found that man! And wouldn’t you know it, he is an evil magician, and not a man at all.
The Princess Cannetella in Cannetella, Grey Fairy Book. Illustration by H.J. Ford.