I do not publicly declare myself to be a true princess. I simply feel everything, which requires a true and courageous heart.
I know how low-spirited the prince has become. He has been desperately searching for someone who is in fact very close to home.
I must make myself known on this wild, stormy night. I will go to the palace and knock on the gate.
The True Princess in How to Tell a True Princess, Yellow Fairy Book. Illustration by Kay Nielsen.