Princess and Monk
Once there was a monk
And once there was a princess
He was wise
Whereas, she was careless.
One day, the princes jeered
At the monk's appearance
This made the monk
Angry and furious.
The monk, infuriated, cursed her and said
" Instead of the crown you desire the most, there will be horns on your head."
The next day when she was walking down the street,
She noticed that everyone was staring at her.
She realised the reason for all the staring
When she saw herself in the mirror.
On het head big and red horns had came
Instantly, her cheeks turned red
Out of shame.
To fight her tears back
She wasn't enough strong
Because of her appearance
She cried all the day long
The next day
She covered her face with a veil
So as to hide her face
Which looked horrible and pale
She went downstairs
For the daily feast.
Unfortunately, she tripped and her veil slipped
Which made her look like a beast.
Everyone saw her ugly face.
She heard laughter
Instead of praise.
Humiliated, she went to her room
And locked the door
And picked up the knife
Which was lying on the floor.
She tried to cut them off,
Tried to pull them out, but was unable to
In frustration, the knife in her hand
Away she threw.
All this time the monk kept an eye on the princess,
Whose eyes were tearful
This time he decided
To be merciful.
She went to the monk
When the monk forgave her
she again started to cry.
But this time
The tears were not of grief
Gratitude and relief
The monk said, " i will make everyone forget about today
But on one condition.
You must respect everyone, everyday."
"Dear monk, i will surely do as you say"
Replied the princess.
After that, she never dared to make fun of anyone's appearance.