The Princess was
standing in the tower of her castle looking at the
beautiful sky and watching the full moon light up the
whole of her land, when suddenly Rupert jumped up on one
of the flats closest to the Princess.
"If you kiss me,
Princess, I will turn into a handsome Prince!" said Rupert
as he puckered his frog lips for the long-awaited kiss.
"Oh Rupert, when
will you stop these relentless approaches? I tire of you and
wish you to leave at once!" demanded the Princess. Facing
toward the evening sky, the Princess could see an eagle
swooping down toward them and knew this was her chance to
rid herself of this pesky frog. Although she had tried
many times to dispatch him, he always seemed to get
out of every one of his predicaments and will, no doubt,
defeat this adversary as well, but at least it would give her
the rest of the evening in peace. With the bird drawing ever so close, the Princess said,
"Ok, my brave Prince. Close your eyes and pucker up
because you are about to really get it"
"I am?" Rupert
asked with excitement. 'At last my dream will come true!'
he thought to himself. Not wanting to keep the Princess
waiting and risk the possibility of her changing her mind,
Rupert formed his best pucker, closed his eyes and waited for what she had promised.
But before Rupert could
figure out that something was terribly wrong, the eagle's claw
clamped down on one of Rupert's legs and began to fly away
with the frog as he heard the Princess say, "Fare thee well my
brave Prince and good riddance!"
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