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The Prince and the Princess

A Traditional Lebanese Folktale

Retold by Esam Elhefian

This folktale shows that the value of love and happiness can conquer evil.


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The brave prince and the kind princess lived happily in a big castle.

A 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.

One day, a witch went to the castle and said to them "I hate you both, and I hate love, too. I am going to kill you."

"No, 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."

Then, 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.

After 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 lives.

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