giovedì 6 novembre 2014

"Enchanted Rose"

A long time ago in a land far away, 
a young prince lived in a shining castle 
even though he had everything he could wish for, 
the prince was spoiled, selfish and bad. 
It happened, however, that a winter night 
an old beggar woman came to the castle. 
The old beggar gave the prince a rose in exchange for shelter from the bitter cold. 
The prince decided to reject the gift of the old beggar. 
He laughed and threw the gift. 
But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, 
because the real beauty is in the heart. 
The prince rejected once again the poor old woman, 
and at that moment the ugly beggar turned, 
and there appeared a beautiful fairy. 
The prince tried to apologize. 
But it was too late, because now the fairy had seen that there was no love in his heart, 
to punish him, turned him into a hideous beast, the fairy cast a spell on the castle and all its inhabitants. 
The beast was ashamed of his monstrous appearance, 
so the beast hid in the castle with a magic mirror as the only window to the outside world. The rose was really enchanted,  pink flowered would remain so until the 21st birthday of Prince. 
If he had learned to love and be loved in turn, before the 'last petal fell, the spell would be broken. 
Otherwise would remain a beast forever.

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