Sleeping Beauty


This short story “Sleeping beauty" is a classic fairy tale about a princess who is cursed to sleep for a hundred years by an evil fairy where she would be awakened by a handsome prince which is written by Robert Samber.

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                            Long ago, a king and queen had a beautiful baby girl after many years of their marriage. They were happy, so they arranged a grand party to celebrate this happy occasion. They also invited three good fairies to bless the baby girl. 
The first fairy said, I grant you a beauty, second one said, I grant you a sweet voice and the third fairy was about to bless the baby when evil fairy entered in the room, as she was not invited, so she was very angry, she cursed the baby, “on your sixteenth birthday, you will die picking your finger in a spinning wheel.”
Everyone was shocked to hear this. They wept to hear the fate of a baby girl. Then the third fairy said, I can only change the curse in a place of dying that the princess will fall asleep for one hundred years. Then the kiss of a prince of any country will break her long asleep. Prince should be handsome and charming. 
The king ordered his soldiers to burn all the spinning yarns in the country. 
On her sixteenth birthday, princess happily moved around the palace, where she found a beautiful butterfly and to catch it. She was running behind it. Suddenly she found a black-room where an old woman was spinning yarn. Actually she was an evil fairy. She invited the princess to learn how it spin? In a hurry, she pricked her finger and at once fell asleep for one hundred years. The good fairy also made all the palace asleep. This condition prevailed there for next one hundred years. 

Many years passed by. Wild bushes covered the whole palace is, many young men tried but failed, and could not be entered in the palace. One day, a handsome, charming, and a brave prince entered in the palace, when he saw a sleeping princess and said, no doubt no one can beat her in beauty and she is the only who deserve the crown of my wife and he bent down to kiss her. At once, the princess opened her eyes and she was delighted to the princess.  
Prince married to the princess and all were happy to see them happy.