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ONCE I KNEW A PRINCESS. SHE WAS VERY PROUD. SHE ASKED
'WHO IS BETTER THAN I?' ONE DAY SHE WAS TOLD OF A
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WHOSE FEET WERE LIKE POMEGRANITES,
GOLD AND RED. SHE WANTED TO SEE THIS WOMAN SO GREAT
GRANDFATHER GOT A FAIRY TO CARRY THE PRINCESS TO THE
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. THE FAIRY TOOK HOLD OF THE PRINCESS
AND THEY FLEW OVER TREES AND FARMS. FINALLY, THE
FAIRY SET THE PRINCESS DOWN BESIDE A SLEEPING GIRL
WHO WAS SO BEAUTIFUL THAT THE PRINCESS WAS BLINDED BY
HER BEAUTY. SHE TOLD THE PRINCESS TO GIVE HER (THE
FAIRY) A BAG OF GOLD AND SHE WOULD MAKE THE
BEAUTIFUL GIRL UGLY. THE PRINCESS DID SO. THEN THE
PRINCESS WOULD BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE
WORLD. THEN THE FAIRY MADE THE PRINCESS ANOTHER
BAG OF GOLD OR SHE WOULD MAKE THE PRINCESS UGLY.
THUS THE FAIRY GOT THE BEST OF THE DEAL.

Data entry tech comment: MADE THE PRINCESS (GIVE HER ANOTHER BAG OF...)

Where learned: LEBANON

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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