Byron the Elf:...And now, boys and girls, it's time for

S.L.: Hello, children. Today we're going to hear the story I call, "The Violin and the Princess."

(SFX: Music Box)

S.L.: Once upon a time, there lived a very poor young man, who loved a beautiful princess from afar. But he could never hope to win her love.

Then one day, as he was walking through the woods, he found an old and battered violin. As he picked it up, the violin spoke to him, saying "Take me, and play for the princess. I will compose a concerto for her to tell her of your love, and it will be of such beauty that her heart will be moved, and she will give her love to you."

And the poor man went to the palace to play for the beautiful princess. His heart pounded as he began to play, but out poured music more beautiful than had ever been heard before.

And when the music finished, the lovely princess got up from her throne. She came to the poor man and said, "Do you know 'Anchors Aweigh'?"

B: Thank you, Story Lady. Be with us next time, boys and girls, when The Story Lady tells us the beautiful story of "The Gnome Who Lost His Comb."

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