KING WITH THE TERRIBLE TEMPER: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
SHORT FAT DAUGHTER: 000000000000000
TALL THIN DAUGHTER: (WHISTLE)
BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DAUGHTER: Hubba-Hubba
HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE: Aahaaaaaaaa
FIERY STEED: (ALL SLAP KNEES)
(Everyone takes the part of the fiery steed by slapping their
knees. Before you start, have each group make the sound effect
for their character and encourage each character to perform with
gusto. Now read the story.)
There once was a KING WITH A TERRIBLE TEMPER, he had three
daughters, a SHORT FAT DAUGHTER, a TALL THIN DAUGHTER, and a
BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DAUGHTER.
In a nearby country there lived a HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE. One
bright spring day this HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE rode his FIERY STEED
up to the castle of the KING WITH THE TERRIBLE TEMPER. Said the
HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE to the KING WITH THE TERRIBLE TEMPER, "I
have come to seek a wife from among your three daughters."
The KING WITH THE TERRIBLE TEMPER first presented his oldest, the
SHORT FAT DAUGHTER. "She would eat too much," said the HANDSOME
YOUNG PRINCE. Then the KING WITH THE TERRIBLE TEMPER presented
his second daughter, the TALL THIN DAUGHTER. "No, she is too tall
for me. I cannot love your SHORT FAT DAUGHTER or your TALL THIN
Just then on the stairway appeared the BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DAUGHTER.
Rapture filled the heart of the HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE. "I will
take your BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DAUGHTER."
His words enraged the KING WITH THE TERRIBLE TEMPER. "Call out
the guards," he thundered, "Turn out this imposter." But the
HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE immediately seized the winning BEAUTIFUL
YOUNG DAUGHTER and with her in his arms rushed out of the castle,
jumped onto his FIERY STEED, and rode away.
When the guards appeared, all they could see was a cloud of dust
raised by the hooves of the galloping FIERY STEED as the HANDSOME
YOUNG PRINCE and the BEAUTIFUL YOUNG DAUGHTER disappeared in the
So ends the romantic tale of the KING WITH THE TERRIBLE TEMPER
and his SHORT FAT DAUGHTER, his TALL THIN DAUGHTER, his BEAUTIFUL
YOUNG DAUGHTER, and the HANDSOME YOUNG PRINCE and his FIERY