Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. One
day when she was out hunting, one of her favorite activities, she spied
a lovely pond. Stopping to rest in this beautiful spot, she was soon
hailed by one of the pond's denizens. A large frog jumped onto her lap
and said, "Lovely lady, a cruel sorcerer put a spell on me. I'm
really that handsome prince from the castle next door."
Now our princess remembered that a good looking prince
from next door had disappeared not too long ago, so she listened with
rapt attention as the frog continued.
"If a maiden but kisses me the spell will be removed
and I'll return to what I once was, a handsome prince. All you have
to do is kiss me and you can have a life of ease. My mother will move
in with us and take care of the kitchen and all of the cooking. She
may even babysit for our children occasionally. I'll do all of the hunting
and fishing and you can darn my socks and do all of our laundry as well
as cleaning the castle in your spare time so you won't be bored."
That evening over a supper of large frog legs covered
in a delectable cream sauce (our princess also loved to try out new
recipes), the princess thought..."I don't think so!"