The Princess and the Wizard
By H. Jason Schulz
Copyright © 2012 H. Jason Schulz
All Rights Reserved
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful Princess, more beautiful in fact than any other Princess in all the many kingdoms that covered the whole land. She had long shiny hair, big bright eyes and best of all she was kind to every creature in her kingdom. It was this kindness that caused her beauty to exceed that of all other Princesses because she was beautiful on both the inside and the outside.
This Princess lived in a big castle made of glittery marble stones that sparkled like glitter in the sunlight. Her father the King had built the castle for her mother the Queen long before the Princess was born and she loved living there. The Princess had many friends including a white horse named Sparkle that she rode through the country side most afternoons.
One day while riding Sparkle through a nearby field she came upon several young boys gathered around a large anthill. They were about to pull it down in order to watch the frightened ants run away and try to save their eggs.
“You there!” The Princess called out. “You leave those ants alone!” She called with a disapproving look on her face. The young boys quickly ran away and the Princess continued on with her ride passing by the ant hill where she saw a small ant waving at her as she passed. She stopped, hopped off of her horse and bent low so that she could hear the squeaky voice of the ant.
“Thank you dear Princess. Those boys take great delight in tearing down my castle.” It was none other than the King of the Ants! “Then we have to work so hard to rebuild!” He concluded.