“Once upon a time there was a king who proclaimed that anyone who could build a ship that sailed as well on land and water – and through the air too, would get the princess’s hand in marriage and half the kingdom.”
“Once upon a time there was a king with two daughters who were ugly and evil, but a third who was as fair and soft as the bright day. One night, his third daughter dreamt of a golden wreath so lovely that she couldn’t live without it. ”
“Once there lived a woodcutter who had three sons. The eldest two lads were big and strong, but the third boy was different.
His name was Ash lad, and he loved to sit in front of the hearth and read and dream. The elder boys often teased him.”