chapter  9
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The Three Cottages—Li tri casini

There was once a king, so it’s been told, and this king had only oneson who refused to get married. The reason was that he was devotedto a young maiden who made him forget about all other women and who had captured his heart. But the prince’s father continually insisted he marry a suitable princess, and one day the prince said to him, “Papa, I’ll get married, but there’s one condition. You must have the portraits of all the princesses from all the kingdoms sent to me, and I’ll pick whoever appeals to me.”