Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a beautiful, independent,
self-assured Princess happened upon a frog as she sat, contemplating
ecological issues on the shore of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow
near her castle. The frog hopped into the Princess' lap and said: "Elegant
Lady, I was once a handsome Prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon
One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back in the dapper, young prince
that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in yon
castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes,
bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."
That night, as the princess dined sumptously on a repast of lightly sauteed
froglegs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to
herself and thought: "I don't think so..."