“Just as eleven of them had done blessing her, a great noise was heard…”
Within the castle lies a beautiful princess who is doomed to sleep for a hundred years until a king’s son comes and awakens her. The prince then braves the tall trees, brambles and thorns which part at his approach, and enters the castle. He passes the sleeping castle folk and comes across the chamber where the Princess lies asleep on the bed.
Struck by the radiant beauty before him, he falls on his knees before her. The enchantment comes to an end by a kiss and the princess awakens and converses with the prince for a long time. Meanwhile, the rest of the castle awakens and go about their business. The prince and princess are later married by the chaplain in the castle chapel. Widipedia
- Adapted from the story Briar Rose
- Written by The Brothers Grimm
- * Performed by Jane Aker
- Recorded by Warren Smith
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