Narrator: Once upon a time there were a king and queen who had a very beautiful daughter. When thetime came for her to marry, the king proclaimed that she would marry the man who could take the ring off her finger. One day a craftsman named Fedko came to see the king.
(AT THE PALACE)Fedko: Your Majesty, I think I can take the ring off the princess’s finger.
King: Do it, and the princess is yours!
Narrator: Fedko always worked together with his uncle, a craftsman like himself, so hetold him.
(AT THE SHOP)
Fedko: I wish you could think of a way of taking the ring off the princess’s finger!. It is not easy, the king keeps her under lock and key.
Uncle: We must make aclock as big as a cupboard. You will climb into it and play your pipe, and when the princess hears you she will be sure to come to see what the time is.
Fedko: Very well Uncle. Let´s get to work.Narrator: Fedko and his uncle set to work at once, and the clock was ready before the week was up.
Fedko: I will take my pipe and climb into the clock. Uncle! lock it and go to the fair to sell it.(AT THE FAIR)
Princess: Oh, this clock is so beautiful.
Fedko: (thinking inside the clock) I´ll start playing mi pipe.
Princess: What a beautiful music! Buy me this clock, Father, please.King: If you want it, I will buy it for you.
Narrator: The king paid for the clock, and his servants took it to the palace and placed it in a corner of the princess’s room.
(AT THE PRINCESSBEDROOM)
Princess: I love this clock so much, that I will just sit here in front of it for the rest of the day.
Fedko: The princess is listening, I will keep playing my pipe until she gets tiredand goes to bed.
Narrator: After a while the princess got tired.
Princess: It´s late, I better go to bed.
Fedko: Now that the princess is sleeping it´s time for me to get out and get the...