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Boots, Who Made The Princess Say, ‘That’s A Story’

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Boots, Who Made The Princess Say, ‘That’s A Story’

by Sir George Webbe Desent

Genre: Folktale
Setting: Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Short Story
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Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

Once on a time there was a king who had a daughter, and she was such a dreadful story-teller that the like of her was not to be found far or near. So the king gave out, that if any one could tell such a string of lies, as would get her to say, ‘That’s a story’, he should have her to wife, and half the kingdom besides. Well, many came, as you may fancy, to try their luck, for every one would have been very glad to have the Princess, to say nothing of the kingdom; but they all cut a sorry figure, for the Princess was so given to story- telling, that all their lies went in at one ear and out of the other. Among the rest came three brothers to try their luck, and the two elder went first, but they fared no better than those who had gone before them. Last of all the third, Boots, set off and found the Princess in the farm-yard.


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