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The Well Digger and the Princess

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 6
Categories: Fantasy, Love Story

Author

Lloyd
Alexander

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 35, Num 1, Sept 2007

Story Summary

A well digger, secretly in love with a princess, unearths a bottle with a genie. The genie, being somewhat over generous, not only grants the well digger all the riches, palaces and servants he wants but adds a few suggestions of his own. The well digger, now being of a station in life to ask for the princesses hand in marriage, is turned down by the princess who confesses her true love is the local well digger. And they lived happily, put poorly the rest of their days.