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The Frog and the Princess
The Evil Doer had long ago cast a spell on the handsome prince to spend his remaining life time as a frog. He became accustomed to the life he lived but discovered he still thought like a prince.
One day as he was hopping and croaking around the stream in the woods a young beautiful maiden bent to drink. Thinking like the male he was, he immediately jumped into the low cut bodice of her dress. The maiden laughed at the boldness of the frog. After gently removing him, she planted a soft kiss on his shiny green head.
Before her stood a handsome prince. The young maiden was not surprised. She had heard many tales about good luck when kissing a frog. The only thing that shocked her was the poor prince having popped out of his frog skin stood before her completely naked.
Lending him her cloak, she helped him back to his home where he was greeted with great delight. They had thought the prince has met some ghastly fate (which he actually had) and would never return to them.
Oh, how they celebrated his return and during it all, the young maiden stayed by his side.
They were married shortly thereafter and The Prince and Princess were very happy with only one problem.
Having spent most of his life as a frog the handsome prince could not stay out of the water. The royal aquarium was built in the woods near the castle and when the prince felt a need for the comfort of water, he climbed in.
The Princess insisted he wear underwear and they lived happily ever after.