Prince and the Princess
Traditional Lebanese Folktale
by Esam Elhefian
folktale shows that the value of love and happiness
can conquer evil.
long time ago, there was a prince who was very
brave and a great knight. There was a princess too
who was very beautiful and kind. They lived happily
in a big castle.
brave prince and the kind princess lived
happily in a big castle.
day, a witch went to the castle and said to them "I
hate you both, and I hate love, too. I am going to
I will kill you and kill evil with you!" the prince
replied bravely. Then, the prince tried to kill the
witch, but he wasn't able to do anything because he
changed into a fox as soon as the witch said
"Prince, change into a fox."
the princess tried to help her love, but the witch
changed her into a frog. After that, the witch took
them to a prison in a tower.
a few days, someone sent a dragon to help the
prisoners. The dragon went to the witch and blew
some fire from his mouth and burnt her. After the
witch was killed by the dragon, the prince and the
princess returned to their natural selves and lived
happily together for the rest of their
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