Excerpt from Twelve Dancing Princesses

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A brief excerpt from the Grimms' Fairy Tale.

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Young Adult (18-35)


North American (General)


Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
there was a king who had 12 beautiful daughters. They slept in 12 beds, all in one room, and when they went to bid, the doors were shut and locked up. But every morning their shoes were found to be quite worn through, as if they had been danced in all night. And yet nobody could find out how it happened or where they had been. Then the king made it known to all the land that if any person could discover the secret and find out where it was that the princess's danced in the night, he should have the one he likes best for his wife and should be king after his death. But whoever tried and did not succeed after three days and nights should be put to death. A king son soon came. He was well entertained and in the evening was taken to the chamber next to the one where the princess's lay in their 12 beds. There he was to sit and watch where they went to dance and in order that nothing might pass without his hearing it. The door of his chamber was left open, but the king's son soon fell asleep and when he awoke in the morning, he found that the princesses had all been dancing for the soles of their shoes were full of holes. The same thing happened the second and third night. So the king ordered his head to be cut off. After him came several others. But they had all the same luck and lost all their lives in the same manner.