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The Prince to the Rescue

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful princess and her father in a gigantic castle. One day when three witches were passing by they saw the princess through a window. They were desperate to eat princess because if they didn't they would soon crumble to ashes. The witches used a spell to get past all the guards that were guarding the castle. They broke down the door and ran down the hall to the princess's room. They tied her hands together and put an apple in her mouth so she couldn't speak.

The witches brought the princess to their cottage, deep in the enchanted forest. They untied the princess's hands and tied her to a chair. One of them took out a huge black cauldron and got it ready for the princess to be boiled in it.

Meanwhile, back at the castle, one of the guards had awakened from the witches spell and he alerted the king immediately about the kidnapping of his daughter. The king knew that he was too old to rescue the princess himself so he summoned a prince from another kingdom to rescue her. The prince had to make a long journey through the deep enchanted forest and on his way he encounters a fox who gives him the directions to the witch's cottage. The prince thanks him and continues his on his journey.

Halfway through the prince's epic adventure, he meets a woodcutter out collecting wood for his fire. The prince tells him his story about rescuing the princess and the woodcutter generously gives him his precious axe, and says "You might need this to defeat the umpa lumpas who guard the witch's cottage day and night."

Eventually the prince reaches the witches cottage. He soon spotted by one of the umpa lumpas and they quickly launched into attack. But with one powerful blow of the axe, the prince had chopped the heads off the umpa lumpas.

Just a few moments ago the witches had decided to take a long nap, seeing as they were so tired after kidnapping the princess. The prince crept up to the window and saw that there was no sign of the witches anywhere. So he snuck in the front door and saw the princess boiling in a pot. He lifted her out and untied her. Outside, there was a beautiful white horse waiting to take them back to the castle. The king granted the prince his daughters hand in marriage and they lived happily ever after.

Abigail Kerins
Sarah Truman

The Icicle Kingdom

Once upon a time in a cold land, far far away was a beautiful enchanted kingdom. Everything in the Kingdom was made of ice, crystal and snow. Upon the highest mountain in the kingdom lived a family of a king named the Ice King, a queen named Iceabell with two children called Prince Isonhour and Princess Snowflakes.

One day the king and queen decided to have a ball. They invited
everyone in the kingdom. When queen Iceabell's sister, the evil ice witch heard that she was not invited she was outraged. So the evil witch decided that she would put a spell on the kingdom. The spell was that in 24 hours the whole kingdom would be melted!

When the Icicle family heard this, they were terrified. Prince Isonhour and princess Snowflakes decided to take it upon themselves to stop the evil ice witch. They knew it would be too hard to do it by themselves so they went to the crystal cave where the ice fairies lived, in need of help. The ice fairies said that they would be glad to help them.

The next night they all crept in to the evil witch's castle while she was asleep. They all tied her up before she woke but when she did she couldn't move. They pulled the witch into their sleigh and went off. About a half an hour later they arrived at the well. The four of them grabbed the witch and pulled her off the sleigh. After the count of three, they threw her down the never ending crystal well. She was never seen again.

The next day the whole kingdom was delighted and threw a second ball to celebrate. They were all free of the evil ice witch and they all lived happily ever after.

The End

By Sarah Doherty and Sinead Kelly

Love At First Sight

Once upon a time in a kingdom far away, there lived a King and a Queen. They had a young daughter named Rosa. One day Rosa went for a walk with her puppy. By accident they wandered into the "enchanted forest". Suddenly a leprechaun jumped out of a tree. He introduced himself as Paddy. Paddy had all green clothes on and on his head was a little green hat with a shamrock sticking out of it.

The leprechaun fell in love with Rosa at first sight. Rosa didn't feel the same way about Paddy. When she refused to marry the leprechaun he went into rage and disappeared back into his tree.

A few weeks later a handsome prince arrived at the village. He had heard that a princess lived in the area and he wanted to find her. His name was Robert. When they saw each other they fell in love instantly. They decided to get married. When the leprechaun heard the news he was heartbroken and outraged. He decided to find the young prince Robert and abduct him.

The leprechaun told the princess that if she didn't marry him in 24 hours the prince would be turned into a tree. The princess begged the leprechaun to let him go but evil Paddy refused.

During the night the princess decided to take action. She went into the forest and found Paddy's tree. She found the leprechaun asleep. His arms were wrapped around a massive pot of gold. Rosa went into a little room and found Prince Robert in a cage in fear. They were relieved to see each other. The princess told Robert that she would find the keys to his cage.

On a belt around Paddy's waist there was a ring of keys. Rosa bent down beside him to get to his level and she pried the keys off Paddy. Paddy slept on while this was happening. Rosa ran to her true love and released him.

Just as they were about to leave, Paddy awoke, "STOP!!" he cried in anger. The couple fled for lives. The leprechaun chased after them. Suddenly they reached a circular clearing. There were odd little hills scattered around. The prince and the princess stopped. The leprechaun reached the middle of the clearing and froze with a look of fear on his face. Suddenly little fairies started coming out of the little hills. There were hundreds of them.

The fairies surrounded Paddy and the wind started blowing. It got harder and harder. The fairies were circling him and chanting. At this stage the wind was howling. Suddenly, there was a huge flash of smoke and sparks!!

When the smoke cleared the couple opened their eyes and looked around. All the fairies and little hills had disappeared. All that remained was a little pile of green dust with a little green shamrock hat on top. Rosa and Robert looked at each other in amazement. They were shocked but happy. They went towards home and were content. They lived happily ever after.

THE END

Laura Stephens
Hannah Stynes

Lonely Hearts - Success Stories...

A long time ago, in a castle on a far away mountain, lived a fat, old, rich miser, Sir Frederick Buckelton the 3rd. Sir Frederick had three daughters, Minerva, Constantina and Annarana, whom he had his butler, Jerkins, greatly overprotect.

One day Sir Frederick decided it was time for his daughters to be married off. He placed an advertisement in the lonely hearts page of the local free newspaper looking for suitable suitors to keep his daughters in place. Three weeks later he held open auditions to find his final line up. Out of seven who turned up, Sir Frederick thought five of them would be suitable for the job. Their names were Billy, Bob, Joe, John and Philip.

Sir Frederick himself could not choose between the men, so he lived Simon Cowell to do the job for him. Unfortunately Simon considered them all "utterly appalling" so the job returned to Frederick. He decided to set the men a task. He hid three gold plated rings in a magical maze and the three successful would win his daughters.

So Billy, Bob, Joe, John and Philip all set out for the maze. They entered it together and soon went their separate ways.

As Billy walked along a lonely path he was met with two prancing chocolate chip muffins. His task was to dance the Walls of Limerick while reciting the alphabet backwards in Latin. Unfortunately Billy was illiterate so failed miserably.

As Bob walked down his lane whistling his favourite tune "I every woman" he met a large snail who invited him for a spot tennis. Bob coincidently had his tennis with him (because after all it is a fairy tale) and joined in. Bob was no great shakes at tennis but still the snail wasn't any competition for him. So Bob was the first to get a ring.

Joe was wandering along his path for ages before he came across an enormous furry spider who challenged him to a battle with home made
Italian bread sticks. It was a close call but Joe managed to defeat the spider by tickling him. The second ring was uncovered.

All that walking got too much for poor John who decided to take a little nap along the side of the path. Later he was awoken by two penguins nibbling at his toes. John couldn't escape so the flesh eating penguins devoured him. Tragic, we know, but true.

Philip, the last of our contenders, somehow managed to get a bit lost in the magical maze so he raised a red flag he found along the path and screamed for help. Sir Frederick came to his rescue and since two of the men had already failed Philip succeeded anyway.

Three weeks later Bob, Joe and Philip married Sir Frederick daughters in the same church at the same time - there was a three for one discount!

They all lived happily (and cheaply!) ever after!

The End

The Talking Dog

Once upon a time, lived a talking dog called Molly. She lived in an enchanted forest. She was very lonely. Nobody in the village surrounding the forest liked her. They had heard horrible stories about her. (None of them were true:) They thought she was a fierce dog.

One day a woodcutter called Billy-Joe was walking through the forest. When suddenly he heard what sounded like a dog howling in pain. He followed the cries, and then he found Molly. Her mouth was all swollen, and he noticed one of her teeth was rotten. So he went over to her, and pulled the rotten tooth out for her. Molly let out a loud yelp! Then she backed away from him. Billy-Joe gave her a kind smile; she reproached him and licked his hand.

Molly looked at him and said "Thank you very much! I will grant you one wish, anything you want". Billy-Joe was so happy: he said "I will accept your offer". "I wish I found the woman of my dreams".

Princess's came from far and wide, and kings offering their daughters hand in marriage. But Billy-Joe didn't love any of them.

One night Billy-Joe was talking to Molly and said to her "Princess's have come from far and wide offering their hand in marriage, but yet I do not love any of them". "If only you were a princess I would marry you". He kissed her on the nose and said thank you to her. Suddenly! Just after Billy kissed her on the nose, a big gust of wind surrounded Molly swirling around her in all different colours.
Billy stepped back and watched in amazement.

The wind slowly vanished. Billy looked up at Molly. He couldn't believe what he saw; he thought his eyes were playing tricks on him. Molly turned into the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. She was wearing a sky blue dress and it was all sparkly. Billy didn't know what to say? "How? What??...huh???" Molly looked at him and smiled "your wish is granted". Molly explained to him what had happened to her, as a child she messing around with her father's spell book. Molly said the wrong spell and turned into a dog. To break the spell she needed someone who loved her and cared for her to break the spell. Billy looked at her and asked her to marry him. Molly said "yes"! So………..

Three days later Billy and Molly got married in the old church down the round. They went away on their honeymoon to Sugar Plum Island.
AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER :) THE END

By JENNY SMYTH
&
KATIE TUCK