Well-Bred Prince

My father isn't ready to give the throne to any of his sons. Instead he sends us away on quests for things are more and more impossible to find. I don't protest. It's a waste of breath. And besides, I'm too well-bred.

The funny thing is, I enjoy the quests. I went on a search for a beautiful little dog, and found myself in the company of a cat who was so extraordinary I almost forgot that I meant to find a dog.

The Well-Bred Prince in The White Cat, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Adrienne Segur.

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