Once upon a time there lived a Princess. Her father was no better than an ogre and kept her locked within the castle. One day the ogre called his daughter and told her that she must marry the ugly old Lord Burleigh. She felt very bad over it because she bad a true love of her own, a country swain. From a high window in the castle, she signaled her lover and told him the terrible fate in store for her. The following day there arrived an emissary from a noble Prince asking the Princess's hand in marriage. The new offer met with the approval of the ogre. But the day of the wedding arrived and the swain had failed to return. The old ogre discharged the good nurse from his service just as the new Prince arrived. To save her young mistress, the nurse placed her in the pack upon her back, and intended thus to smuggle her out of the castle. But to the anger of the ogre and the joy of all others the new Prince proved to be the young swain, the Princess's lover. So they were married and lived ...
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