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By Alyce Wilson


An Enchanting Love Story to Make Your Valentine's Day Even Sweeter
Feb. 14, 1990 (Monty Python Society newsletter)

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess, with soft, golden curls, milk-white skin, delicate features, and bad teeth. Her court was filled with suitors from every land.

But the princess would give her heart to no one but the strongest and fairest of men, so she set up a series of tests for her suitors.

A few of them attempted the tests and died miserable, humiliating deaths. The rest decided it wasn't worth it and went home.

Meanwhile, in a far-off kingdom, there lived a strong, fair gentleman, who had a bit of a hearing problem. He dreamed of meeting a beautiful princess who would appreciate his kind heart and valorous deeds. Such a princess existed; our lady with the golden curls.

But they never met. They both lived alone, in solitary splendor, longing for the fulfillment of their dreams.

The princess kissed a lot of toads, and the gentleman went silly performing in tournaments, but their paths never crossed.

The princess took up weaving and sold her garments to cross-eyed Persian kings. The gentleman took care of his horse, named Ginger, and earned many a notch in his sword.

And they all lived happily ever after.

Copyright 1990 by Alyce Wilson

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