The Story of The Frog Prince
Once upon of time there was a kingdom led by a wise king. The kingdom blessed by fertile soil and good harvest. The people lived wealthy and happy.
The palace was big and strong. Surrounded by thick wood and beautiful lake. The king had three daughters. There were all beautiful lake. And that made the king felt complete. But among those three, the youngest was the most beautiful.
Around the palace, there was a beautiful lake. Usually, the youngest princess played on the lake during the season.
One day, when the youngest princess played on the wood and sit near the lake, she was bore, and started to play with her golden ball. She played catch and throw. Up and down, again and again. She loved her golden ball very much. Unfortunately the golden ball slipped from her hand. The golden ball rolled and fell into the lake. The youngest princess was really sad. She just looked at her ball, rolling and falling and then gone.
The youngest princess confused. She wanted to have her ball back but she did know how. Finally she cried. She cried for a long time, louder and louder. Suddenly she heard a voice, a man was talking to her.
“What make you cry? Why are you sad, my lady? Your cry should melt the hardest stone I have ever seen before,” your cry break my hear…,” said a frog.
The youngest princess looked around. She tried to find the voice.
“Who is talking? I see no body here, just me” whispered her. Finally she saw a big frog with it’s ugly big head on the surface of the water lake.
She confused so that she dared to ask. “Is that you who is talking to me ?”
“Yes my lady, ” answered the big frog.
“Do not be worry and stop crying, I think I could help you taking your golden ball back to you, but I you to do something for me also,” said the frog.
“Allright, anything you want, my silk robe, or jewelery ? or pearl ?, or my gold crown ? anything you want but promise me you will take my golden ball back to me,” said the youngest princess excitingly.
“I am sorry my lady, I am not interesting on your jewelery or pearl or gold crown you have offer me. I only want to you to like me, treat me as friend, sit on your chair, eat and drink on your plate and glass, and the last, share your bed with me. If you agree with me, then I will dive to the bottom of the lake and take your golden ball back to you”
Without second thought, the princess agreed, “I agree. I promise to do anything you want me to do as long as you keep your promise too,” said the princess.
"It is fair enough although I think it is impossible that a frog could speak either live on the land for so that long. A frog only live on the water with his kind, singing and waiting until the rain fall,” whispered the princess.
Heard the princess’s promise, soon the frog started to dive. Several minutes later the frog returned with his mouth holding the golden ball and threw it to the princess immediately.
The youngest princess was very happy. Soon she caught her golden ball and ran home.
“Hey…, wait for me! ” shouted the frog. “Take me with you, you knew I can not ran as fast as you…” shouted the frog again. But the princess ignored him. She was too exciting so that she did not care about the frog and the promise she made. The frog disappoint and returned back to the lake.
The next morning, the king had a lunch with his youngest princess. Suddenly, they heard a jump voices at the stairs. The jump voices followed by knock on the door. Behind the door, heard a sad voice,
” My Lady, My Princess… please open the door for me and let me in".
Soon, the princess opened the door and she was shock when she saw a frog in front of her. Instead of letting the frog in, the princess closed the door in a hurry. She returned back to her chair, but she acted strange and worry.
“How can he come to this palace ?” whispered her.
The king worried about his daughter and he asked, “Something bother you my princess? Is there any bad guy behind that door ?”
“No, there is no bad guy, just the frog, an ugly disguisting frog,” answered the princess.
“And what does the frog want, so that you act terrify and scare? “ asked the king. Then the princess started to tell her father the story about her and the frog on the lake.
“I never tought that the frog will come to the palace and ask about the promise.”
“My lady, my princess…, please open the door for me. Do you forget about the promise you have made yesterday?”
“My dear, you must keep your promise because promise is a promise. Now, open the door and let him in, ” asked the king again.
With hard feeling, the princess walked to the door and opened it. Soon, the frog jump inside and followed the princess to her chair.
“My lady, pick me up and let me sit next to you,” asked the frog again. Afraid by her father, the princess prepared a dishes to had lunch together with the frog. When the meal served, soon the frog ate it using his tongue.
“It is really disgusting, the frog has no manner,” whispered the princess. I am not feeling hungry anymore grumbled her.
“Kwok…, I am, full now, I am tired my lady, take me to your bedroom and let me sleep on your arm, ” asked the frog again.
“My dear, you are the daughter of a king, you must keep your promise and gives the example to the people.”
Once again, hardly, the princess lifted the frog and took him to her room. Inside the room, the princess started to lay down on her bed, the frog came and said:
“My lady, remember your promise, now I am tired and I wanted to sleep next to you, better you do that or will report to your father".
The princess felt angry and annoyed, she took the frog and threw it to the wall,
"Enough ! yes I have made a promise, I do my best but I think it is to ridiculous !” shouted the princess angry.
Braak! …. Unbelieveable, when the frog fell to the floor, suddenly smoke came out from his body. When the smoke was gone remarkable, a prince charming showed up.
"Thank you my lady, you have save my life from the witch's curse. The magic spell dissapear and now I turn to my real," said the prince.
"My God, apologize me, for breaking my promise," said the princess affraid.
In the end, by the king's blessed the prince and the princess married. and they lived happy ever after.