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Sat, 15 May 2010
Seligor's Castle Presents "The Land of Red Daisies." at Fairyland|
YOU TO FAIRYLAND.
THEN SHE WELCOMES YOU TO
LAND OF RED DAISIES.
A fairy and a witch fell out about a magic
ring, and they came to the young and
handsome king of the country and asked him
to decide to which of them the ring
The fairy said
the witch had stolen it from her, and the witch
said that she had bought it from a magician in the
Land of Red Daisies.
king looked at the ring, and finding no name upon
it, he handed it back to the witch, and
"Let me see what
enchantment you can work with it." The witch rubbed
the ring, and nothing wonderful
The king then handed the
ring to the fairy, and she kissed it and touched
his silver throne with it, and the throne
turned to pure gold.
"Rings belong to those who can use them, " said the
king, giving it to the
heads belong to those who deserves them," said the
witch, touching the king with her
The courtiers gave a cry of
horror, the king had become a man with an ass's
head. Bur the fairy said to him:
"Love can cure the effects of hate, marry at once a
sweet and trustful wife, and the spell will soon be
king then commanded all the young girls in the
country to assemble before his palace so that he
might choose one of them to be his bride. He looked
at each of them in turn, and each of them in turn
started back in disgust at the sight of his ass's
head, and he sadly dismissed them all.
As he was coming away he saw something
moving behind a tree, and found there a pretty
beggar-maid. Being barefooted and clothed in rags,
she had been ashamed to stand among the other
girls. The king looked at her , and, finding that
her eyes were full of pity and love, he exclaimed:
"You shall be my queen."
He appointed ten maids of honour to
array her in beautiful robes and glittering
jewels and then he led her to the cathedral,
where they were married.
said, "do not seek to know anything about me until
tomorrow morning, and then you shall know
But in the night the
young queen touched her husband's head and felt
that he had a human face: she got up from the bed
and lighted a candle and looked at him. Yes it was
true ! The ass's head had disappeared and he was a
young and handsome man again. She made a movement
of joy, and tipped the candle. A drop of the grease
fell upon her husband's hand and he awoke and
"Unhappy girl, tomorrow
morning the spell would have been entirely removed.
But alas the wicked witch has regained her power
over me, and I must go and live with her in the
Land of Red Daisies."
In a moment
he was gone; but the young queen felt that she
could not live without him, and bravely set out to
find the Land of Red Daisies.
was with her this night for outside the palace she
met the fairy.
"Excuse me but could you tell me
the way to the Land of Red Daisies?" she
The fairy frowned, "I do believe that is
the Land where a witch lives, and unfortunately I
have never been there. But here take my magic ring,
and I am sure it will help
The fairy vanished and
the young queen wondered how the ring might help
her. I really do need some money to take with me on
my journey," she said, placing the ring on a small
stone where she was sat. "Ping!" as she finished
the sentence the little stone turned to
Very soon the young queen had left
the land where she had grown up and was travelling
far and wide in search of her husband.
so fed up, every where she went the answer was
always the same.
That was until she came to the
edge of a great desert and there at the edge was a
small wooden hut.
Knocking on the door, she
waited, it was soon answered by a little old
"Excuse me but can you tell
me the way to the Land of Red Daisies, it is very
important that I get there as soon as I
"I'm afraid I don't know where it is but I
do have a pig that vanishes in the night and comes
back with precious things, maybe just maybe that is
where your land is. The only trouble being that I
can't tell you which way it goes for I never know
when he's going to leave agin."
alright." said the young queen. "If you won't mind
me sleeping in the sty with your pig, I will wait
till he goes and follow
And this she did.
She lay down in her beautiful gown on the straw
besides the pig. And sure enough in the middle of
the night the pig awoke, shook himself and left the
sty, with the young queen in pursuit. She followed
it through the dessert and into a strange red land.
The daisies were red, and the leaves on the trees
were red that stood amidst a
strange red place.
managed to tie the pig to a tree with a piece of
material that had torn off her dress and not long
after a ragged peasant girl came by and the young
girl begged her to change clothes with her. Then
making her way to a red palace that she could see
in the distance she was offered a job as a
"you will have to work
very hard and help me to get a feast ready," said
the cook. "Our mistress is a witch and her daughter
is about to marry the king of a country beyond the
"That must be my husband,"
the young queen said to herself, and going up the
stairs, she soon located her fated husband in the
room where he was sitting. She waited patiently
until the middle of the night then she crept back
to his room and wakened him. He did not recognise
her but he remembered everything when she kissed
the magic ring and touched him with it.
fairies magic worked and silently they made their
way away from the Red Palace and back to where the
pig was still tied to the tree. The young queen
immediately released him and they quickly followed
him across the desert and back to the old woman.
"I see you have got what you were looking for."
she smiled at the young queen, you try hard not to
lose him again," and once more there before them
stood the fairy. The young queen and king, gave the
good fairy her ring back and they travelled back to
their own country where they both lived long and
good lives with much happiness and joy.
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