Second Prize

The Princess Who Couldn't Laugh

Once upon a time there was a princess who couldn't laugh after her mother's death. There was a shepherd called Hirot. One day, a stranger gave Hirot many sheep, and among the herd there was a red sheep. The stranger told the shepherd to sell the sheep to the farmer but to keep the red one. On the way back home, Hirot stopped by at an inn. By the magical power of the red sheep, the owner of the inn and his family were stuck to it. Hirot kept going. When they were passing by the castle, the princess saw the family stuck to the red sheep and laughed. The king was happy to see his daughter laugh. The princess and the shepherd got married.


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