single page item is a reproduction of the first page of the
classic story, The Frog Prince. It makes for a terrific piece
to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
the olden time, when wishing was having, there lived a King,
whose daughters were all beautiful; but the youngest was so
exceedingly beautiful that the Sun himself, although he saw
her very, very often, was delighted every time she came out
into the sunshine.
the castle of this King was a large and gloomy forest, where
in the midst stood an old lime-tree, beneath whose branches
splashed a little fountain; so, whenever it was very hot,
the Kings youngest daughter ran off into this wood,
and sat down by the side of the fountain; and, when she felt
dull, would often divert herself by throwing a golden ball
up into the air and catching it again. And this was her favorite
one day it happened that this golden ball, when the Kings
daughter threw it into the air, did not fall down into her
hand, but on to the grass; and then it rolled right into the
fountain. The Kings daughter followed the ball with
her eyes, but it disappeared beneath the water which was so
deep that she could not see to the bottom. Then she began
to lament, and to cry more loudly and more loudly; and, as
she cried, a voice called out, Why weepest thou, O Kings
daughter? thy tears would melt even a stone to pity.
She looked around to the spot whence the voice came, and saw
a frog stretching his thick, ugly head out of the water. Ah!
you old water-paddler, said she, was it you that
spoke? I am weeping for my golden ball which bounced away
from me into the water.
quiet, and do not cry, replied the Frog; I can
give thee good assistance. But what wilt thou give me if I
succeed in fetching thy plaything up again?
would you like, dear Frog? said she. My dresses,
my pearls and jewels, or the
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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