Finally the king, their father, sent a herald announced that if any marriage proposal, his prince or peasant, you can find the secret, and to find out it is dancing princess, he should not have only one he liked his wife the best , but should in due course, inherit the Kingdom. They can try three times, but after three days and three nights, who had tried and failed to be put to death.
The first son of the king luck. He accepted, and in the evening, he said he was ready to begin the trial, he was taken to a room, resulting in a to which the Princess was shut, every night out. There, he was to sit and watch, so what might happen, not that he can see and hear. But, oh dear, it was not long ago, the king's son fell asleep; when he woke up in the morning, it seems that twelve princess must have been out dancing just as usual as the soles of their slippers, is just as As always full of loopholes. The same thing happened in the second and third night, so what is it, the king ordered his head cut off according to bargain.
After this the prince, duke, earl, and many people want to come out, but they did not perform better, no one can find 12 Dancing Princess secret.
Now, by chance one day, a poor soldier, who had just left the army, by country, came to the kings of wandering; and, because he is passing through the wood, he met an old woman who asked him who he is, and he was going.
"I'm just a poor soldier, I'm going to seek my fortune," he said civil liability, and that the two of them sat down to rest. Soldiers began to talk of his wounds, and his war in difficult times and low wages. This is a sad story, but he is a jolly fellow, he told it lively.
"Is true, Grandma," the soldiers asked now, "a kingdom, his wife, in this part of the country to win? They told me that one is for them to have to find twelve dancing princess what night you how it is managed thinking? "" Well, said: "the old woman," This is really not very hard work. "" Other people do not find it too easy, "the soldiers replied," But I must say that I want to try me luck. "" If you really want to try, said: "old woman" the first thing to be careful not to drink wine in the evening Princess will bring you any, but then, when she left you, When she thinks you are drunk it all, you have to pretend to go fast asleep. "soldier's good advice for her she is such a beautiful old woman did something to him more. She gave him a small cape.
"As long as you put this little cape would be invisible, if you need to take very great care and tenderness, you should be able to follow the princess no matter where."
"Where do they go?" Asked the soldier.
Just an old woman said, than she disappeared.
So you can guess, this very good proposal, the soldier is made up his mind that, although he knew what the bargain, he has to get his wife and a kingdom. So, now he went straight off to the king, and told him that he was to try to find out the secret.
Although he is only a poor soldier, he was only the Prince and Duke, and all have received, but because he is all tattered and torn, the king ordered the fine the court to get him. When night came he was led, as others have been to the room, leading off in one of the Sleeping Beauty. As he himself resolved to see, who should come, but the princess: happily talking to him her hand and she had a cup of wine. Soldiers thank her, but instead of drinking the wine, he succeeded in taking down all of this secret, careful not to hit so many drop.
Then, he laid himself on his bed, and in a little while, he pretended to snoring, and very loud too, as he in deep sleep. Twelve princess has pretended to be asleep, but in fact they are listening, when they heard how soldiers have begun to snore, they laughed merrily.
"This stupid guy will be like other people lost their lives!" Said the boss. "You see, if he does not." Then they all stood up and began to open their boxes and boxes. Bustling about, chattering joking, they took out their beautiful clothes, and began to dress up the mirror itself. Currently the youngest, said:
"I do not know how it is, sister, but when you seem to feel happy because usually I feel strange and uneasy tonight, just like some bad luck will happen to us!"
"You goose! You are young and stupid thing!" Replied the boss. "You're always afraid of something or other and you forget how much the Prince and Duke trying to figure out our secret, and all in vain? As this silly beggarly soldiers, I believe, even if I do not usually sleep in view of his draft, he would like sleep like pigs! "
As long as they were wearing and ready, they tiptoed to the soldier's room to see. They can see he still seems to sleep, does not seem to stir hand or foot. Then, Princess gently back to her own bed, and standing by it, she clapped her hands, which the bed and sink into the floor trap door suddenly opened.
Soldiers, who had quietly got up and was now through the cracks in their doors, you can see twelve princess will be through this secret door, one after another, leading the way big. Is invisible as long as the last, he opened the door, throw his shoulders round his little cloak, gently stepping up the trap door and found it led down, because he had guessed that it must be a little winding staircase.
When he followed down the stairs just in the middle of the soldiers do not accidentally step on a long, the youngest of the beautiful princess dress train. She immediately cried out to her sisters:
"Someone grabbed my dress!"
"Young and stupid thing!" Said the boss. "I'm sure it's just caught on a nail!" So they all go on. In the bottom of the soldiers found them in the trees outside the castle pleasant way, because its members are silver, which glistened and sparkled now made of leaves. The best soldiers that he will take some symbolic proof, he has, so he cut off a small branch, but his horror, he broke it because the whole tree seems to give a warning, as if the loud crack. Once more the youngest princess of the shock.
"I believe something is wrong," she cried. "Did you hear the strange noise? Never happened!" But the boss said:
"Pooh! This is only our princes, and I hope they are happy, because they can hear the call we come."
Then they came to another way of trees, their leaves are made of gold, after the third, each leaf is made of sparkling diamonds. As the soldiers broke the branches from each tree sample, the same loud crack sounded a warning every time the youngest sister tremble with fear. However, the oldest still think this is just their prince, who is happy shouting.
Finally they came to a huge lake: and their soldiers to see twelve boat ashore to lay in their swing paddle quietly handsome prince. In a strengthening of the ship Princess, Princess lead, then, all final, the soldier silently entered carefully as the youngest in the same boat. Because they are crossing the lake, the prince who is rowing the boat with the youngest soldiers in it, and ship, said to her:
He said: "The boat seems very heavy today! I do not know why this is so, but although I am rowing with all my strength, we would not be fast as usual."
"Do you think all this hot weather tired, said:" the youngest princess. "I feel very warm."
The other side of the lake stood a fine castle are lit with torch lights and windows, and soldiers can hear it coming and cheerful music. Horn, trumpet and kettle drums seem to have been hit. When they all landed up to the castle, where every prince and princess, his favorite dance. But the soldiers, who of course is invisible, or must I not dance.
However, each time a princess by her wine cup, drink it all the soldiers, so when she put the cup to her mouth was empty. Youngest sister was frightened in there, but as usual, the eldest son told her not to be so uptight.
Well, they danced until three o'clock in the morning, and then, because they are quite into the hole wear slippers, princess forced to leave off, and the Prince of boating in the lake they came back. This time, again invisible soldiers and Princess ships. On the other side, each princess left her prince, promised to come back the next night.
As long as they come back on the silver leaf tree holes Avenue, soldiers quickly ran to the stairs before the princess, laid himself in his bed, as if he never touched, as twelve sisters, there are so many jump tired , slowly, they can clearly hear him snoring in his bed to go, so they naturally feel that their secret is safe.
Then, I am very glad that they are undressed, put away their fine clothes, took off his worn slippers and dancing on the bed.
In the morning, the soldier said, about what had happened did not, because he thought he would like to once again enjoy such a wonderful visit the set, so, in the second night, everything happened as before. Soldiers walking down the wine again, pretending to sleep, but once he followed the princess.
Gold CupOn third night, however, a little different. The best soldier that he has a symbol, therefore, the king would have to believe the strange story he told, so when the dance ended, he took his cup of gold under the guise of one.
And now, of course, in the fourth morning, the time has come, the soldiers must declare the secret, you can guess, he carefully kept safe with him, he has collected the token.
King in his throne is ready, all around the court with him, and then the soldiers led inches
"Where my twelve daughters dance at night?" Asked the king.
"Your Majesty," the soldiers replied: "I have discovered the secret." He then told the king all happened, the first and last, on the prince, the castle, underground lakes, and all, then, to prove his story, He found the King's mark. He demonstrated his trees from three twigs of three ways, with each silver, gold and diamond leaves, and all final, he showed his Gold Cup, he has brought from the castle itself.
Then the king called Princess and asked the soldiers if they say what is true. When the king asked them, when they see the mark, they know that, finally, their secret was discovered. It is no use denying soldiers the story, they explain everything.
Then, the king, true to the bargain, and asked the soldiers:
"This is one you will choose a wife?" He replied:
"I am not very young myself, so I will choose the oldest." Their wedding day, and soldiers made heir to the Kingdom.