Placed under a dark spell, a royal Prince is given the appearance of a terrible beast. The spell can only be broken by a maiden who senses his inner goodness and loves him for himself. Beauty is repulsed at first, yet something tells her that within this beast dwells something pure and good. Listen to her tale of discovery!
A bedraggled young lady on a rainy night knocks upon a royal door. She claims to be a Princess! Is she or isn’t she? We shall hear all about the unique test she was given that night as a guest and what happened the next morning in this brief but beloved tale by the Danish master, Hans Christian Andersen.
I lost my brand new, hand-made coaster in one quick moment, and it changed my life. A foolish mistake made when I was twelve years old taught me a valuable lesson. In our first “When I Was a Kid Story” you will see that life makes the best stories of all.
Apologies to those of you who downloaded an earlier version of this podcast. We have corrected the audio mistake.
Imagine how you would feel if someone called you an “ugly duckling” and people picked on you and told you that you were odd and different. What if you didn’t have friends and a loving home. How terribly sad you would feel! In Hans Christian Andersen’s wonderful story about growth and change, an ugly duckling, in the end, becomes something wondrous and beautiful. Everyone is amazed, but no one is more surprised than “the ugly duckling” himself.
The moral to this tale is to never stop and talk to strangers, especially wolves in the deep forest. This older version of Little Red Riding Hood is entitled The True Story of Little Golden Hood, as she was known long ago in France. Some younger listeners might find the wolf a bit scary, but after all he IS a wolf!