The Enchanted Princess of Terin City
Short tale: The Enchanted Princess of Terin City
Once upon a time there was a castle where lived the queen and the king of Terin city, very respected and loved by all the inhabitants of the city.
The kings had two children, Prince Roger and Princess Fatima.
One day in the city square there was a crowd of people saying: “Thief, call security, I didn’t escape, go to jail”.
Just at that moment the kings and their sons passed by, escorted by soldiers from the castle.
Arriving where the people were, the King said: what is going on here, why all the fuss.
One of the villagers replied, your majesty, excuse us, but here is this fruit thief, she was found carrying these apples from a vendor.
The King said to her: tell me old woman, is it true that she was stealing.
The old woman said to him: your majesty it will not happen again, I will learn from this mistake.
The King said to her: it is too late for regrets, you will have to go to the dungeon and pay for your crime.
The old woman told him: no way, I, the greatest sorceress in the world, curse your kingdom, you will suffer great sorrows from now on.
The King said to her: no more talk, take her away!
A year later, in the morning, on a city holiday, something tragic happened. The King’s daughter (the princess) was enchanted, unable to get up.
The Prince said: “Papa, Mama! My sister won’t get up, it’s already noon.
Oh no, my daughter! What has happened to you, the King and the Queen, without understanding, went around the bedroom without being able to find an explanation.
Days and months passed without being able to cure the princess.
What can I do, my God, there have already been doctors and they can’t find my daughter’s problem, exclaimed the King!
At that moment he remembered the bitter encounter with the old sorceress, and sent for his trusted guard, Thomas! Come, I need you to bring me the best sorcerer in the city.
Thomas said: my highness, I will bring him to you immediately.
It took about 2 hours for Thomas to return with the sorcerer. My highness here I bring you the sorcerer.
My dear King, I am Rufon, what can I do for you?
Sorcerer, may I see my daughter, we can’t find her illness, she can’t get up, she has been asleep for several months.
Oh, my King, I regret to inform you that the princess is enchanted. A very powerful spell that I cannot break!!!. But there is a potion to reverse the spell.
The King said: “Tell me how do we get this potion?
We must gather ingredients which are: pure church water, three well-ripened strawberries, a lion’s hair and lastly a tender leaf from a midnight tree.
At once! Thomas gather your best men and bring me the necessary ingredients.
The next day Thomas and his soldiers set out in search of the ingredients:
- First, pure church water: they get it very quickly at the village church.
- Second, three ripe strawberries: an intense search through the strawberry fields, but they manage to get the best strawberries.
- Third, a lion’s hair: in the afternoon they start looking for a lion, after 1 hour of searching they finally find one in the middle of the forest, in order not to hurt the lion they give him a piece of meat with sedative to make him sleep. The lion after about 10 minutes of eating begins the effect of the sedative and falls completely asleep, immediately Thomas says, Run and get a hair!
- Fourth, tender leaf of a tree: already with three of the ingredients only the tender leaf of the tree was left, a wait with a lot of fear for being in the middle of the forest. At midnight they climbed the highest tree they could find and managed to get the last ingredient.
Bravo! Said Thomas, now let’s go and take it to the King.
In the castle the King waited impatiently, pacing back and forth.
Rufon said to him: “Don’t worry, my dear King, everything will be all right, the spell of the enchanted princess will be reversed. Look my King, they are already back.
The King said: Thomas, how did it go, were you able to collect the ingredients?
Thomas said: Yes my King, here we have everything you asked for. Here Rufon, now it is your job to heal the enchanted princess.
Rufon prepares the magic potion and says to the King: I have already created it, my King, you have to give her a drink yourself.
The King, very nervous, with a lump in his throat, gives the princess to drink, after 1 minute the princess slowly begins to open her eyes, looking at the King she says: Dad what happened, why are so many people here, where is mom.
The Queen said: my daughter, here I am, do not be afraid, you were bewitched and could not wake up, but everything has passed.
From that moment everything returned to normal, the King’s family and the city of Terin returned to live very happily.
Reflection on the story: This story invites us to reflect on the consequences of our actions and decisions, and how they can affect not only us but also the people around us. The old sorceress, in an act of revenge for having been punished for a crime, cast a spell that affected the princess of the kingdom and caused great pain to her family and the city in general.
In addition, the story also shows us the importance of seeking solutions and not giving up in the face of adversity. The King and his team did not give up and sought a way to reverse the spell to save his daughter, demonstrating that with perseverance and determination the most difficult obstacles can be overcome.
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