Sleeping Beauty Part II

PART II A                 PART II B                  PART II C

Sleeping Beauty
Many sad and lonely years passed by for the king and the queen. But as the princess’s sixteenth birthday was near, they began to feel happier because soon they would meet their beautiful daughter.
By the way, Maleficent was very angry because she had not found the princess. She was shouting at her servant:

Maleficent: Have you searched everywhere?

Servants: Yeah (=yes)

Maleficent: Have you searched towns, mountains, forests?

Servants: Yeah, we searched for her in every cradle.

Maleficent (surprised): Cradle?

She turned to her pet raven,

Maleficent: Did you hear that my pet? All these years, they’ve been looking for a baby! Ha ha ha ha.

Her servants, who didn’t understand why she was laughing, joined her laughter. But now she was very angry:

Maleficent: Fools! Idiots! Imbeciles!

The servants disappeared. Now she turned to the raven again;

Maleficent: My pet, you are my last hope. Circle far and wide, search for a girl of sixteen with hair of sunshine gold and lips red as the rose. Go, and do not fail.

Then the pet raven flew away.


So, for sixteen years no one knew where the princess was. The three good fairies lived deep in the forest with the princess. ( They protected her from all dangers. They didn’t use magic. They lived like mortals. They brought up the princess. They called her Briar Rose. She didn’t know her real name. She didn’t know that she was a princess, either.

Now it was her sixteenth birthday. The three good fairies planned a party. They wanted to surprise the princess. While they were talking about the dress, Aurora walked in.
Aurora: What are you up to? (=what are you doing here?)

Fairies: Up to? Well. We want you to pick some berries.