The Prince and The Honest Girl

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The Prince and The Honest Girl

A story from Saudi Arabia by Khalid Alzahrani


A long time ago, there was a young Prince who wanted very much to find a wife. The Prince wanted his wife to be beautiful, but much more than that, the young prince wanted to marry an honest girl whom he could trust.
One day, the Prince decided how he might find such a wife. ‘There will be a competition,’ he said, ‘and all of the girls in the village will be able to enter.’
So the girls of the village gathered to hear the Prince speak. They were all very beautiful, and all very eager to marry the handsome Prince.