Byron the Elf:...Once again it's time for our very own spinner of tales,

S.L.:Today, boys and girls, I'm going to tell you the story of "Rumplestiltskin."

(SFX: Music box)

S.L.: Once upon a time, there lived a little old man with a long beard, and his name was Rumplestiltskin. One day he promised the beautiful young daughter of a woodcutter that he would make the King want to marry her by teaching her to spin straw into gold.

After a dozen or so spinning lessons, the woodcutter's daughter told Rumplestiltskin that she wanted to marry him, and not the King. You see, boys and girls, she had always felt that older men were more attentive and understanding. So the beautiful young woodcutter's daughter married little old Rumplestiltskin, became the sole beneficiary of his enormous insurance policy, and they lived happily ever after.

For about a month.

B: Thank you, Story Lady. And be listening next time, boys and girls, when The Story Lady tells you all about how no-talent girls get acting jobs in Hollywood.

©1968, 2001 Mel Blanc Productions.