Elena and the strange castle

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A young lady that from nothing became a princess but remember that not all that glitters is gold.

Submitted: August 23, 2009

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Submitted: August 23, 2009

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Once upon a time in a small village live a beautiful young lady, her name was Elena. She lived alone in a small cottage as her parents had died when she was still a little girl. So every morning Elena went into the woods and picked flower so in the afternoon she would sell them in the village and with the money earned buy the food to eat that day. But one day when she was in the woods picking the flowers as usual, an old man wearing the most elegant clothes that Elena ever saw approached her. “Good morning beautiful lady” said the old man. Elena looked at him frightened, she has never saw the old man before and replied “Good morning sir, how can I help you?” The old man told Elena that he was a king that lived in a far away kingdom and was on journey to search a person that could take care of his garden and decorate his castle with the flowers from his garden, he also told her that when he saw how Elena picked the flowers and to care of them, he decide that she was the person good to take care of his garden. Elena was delighted of this opportunity but still a little frightened from old man as she didn’t know him at all, she gave him a suspicious look. “I know you are a little bit frightened but I leave you this night to think about the opportunity, and tomorrow I will send you one of my carriages, so if you decide to come they will lead you to my castle. So goodbye my beautiful lady, hope to see you tomorrow” The old man returned on the horse and galloped away, Elena looked at the old man till he disappeared in the woods. For Elena this was the best opportunity that she had in her life, she decided that for today she would return home and think of it. The next morning Elena was woken up from door knocks, she had forgotten of the opportunity, Elena went to the door and when she opened, Elena found a beautiful carriage covered with diamonds and the coach man with a beautiful uniform. “I am here for you my beautiful lady, have you decided?” “I am still a little bit confused about the opportunity but I will come I have nothing to lose.” So Elena entered in the carriage and the coachman took her to the castle, it was a long way till they arrived to the castle. The castle was so beautiful; it was surrounded with a big garden with lot of beautiful flower that seemed to glitter when you looked at them. The carriage stopped at the castle entrance and there was the old man this time he had a crown on his head, so he told her the truth he was the king. Elena bent her head and thanked the king for the carriage, the king came near her and told her that she was welcome here and doesn’t needed to bent in his presence. he explained to her that the castle now was her new home and all he wanted from her is to pick flowers every day and decorate the castle with them. The king gave her a room, this was a huge bedroom ,decorated with flowers ,Elena looked amazed at her new room she couldn’t believe it was real, so she pinched her arm and ”OUCH” it was not a dream. The king told her that at six a servant will lead her to the dinning room, where she will eat her dinner with the king, then the king left her alone in her new room. Elena wandered around the room and she danced in her new room with happiness. When the time for dinner approached a servant came and showed her the new wardrobe, it was full of beautiful pretty dresses. The servant picked a green dress and gave it to Elena; she was so beautiful with that dress. Elena reached the king in the dinning room, he was waiting for her. “Good evening Elena “the king said “Good evening king, I am sorry for letting you wait”. “It was a pleasure to wait for you Elena and to tell you my son isn’t still here so we have to wait for him.” the king said “Oh you have a son, I thought you lived alone.” “No sweet, I have a son that is about the same age as yours.” In that instant a young man with a mask on his face entered the room. “Welcome George, what did you do nice today?” said the king. “Nothing special father, I had only read the book you gave me and gone for a walk in the garden” said the young man with the mask. “This is Elena, she is our new decorator. Elena, this is my son and Prince George. He is my only son.” Said the king “Now let’s eat as I am very hungry and I think Elena is not less as she had a long journey. The dinner was delicious Elena had never eaten such good food and that amount, there was the turkey, beef ,delicious dessert like soufflés, chocolate mousse, ice-cream, she was so happy Elena thought that she was living a dream. After dinner they went all to their room but before when the king accompanied Elena to her room advised her that she doesn’t have to go out from her room during the night for nothing. Elena accepted she thought what is there so strange that I can’t go out of my room. She changed into her nightdress and went to bed. At about midnight, Elena was waked up from the sound of a instrument playing. It was like someone playing the piano, but who it was midnight, Elena was so curious to see who was playing that beautiful music. She woke out of the bed and went to the door suddenly she remembered what she had promised to the king and returned to bed. Elena decided that in the morning she will ask to the servant who was playing the music, she thought that the servant would tell her.


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