The Amazing Terry Jones Presents: His Utterly Enchanting and Thrilling: Fairy Tales
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This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. A fabulous new edition of the classic story collection from Monty Python's Terry Jones.
love him, and the king agreed that they should be married, even though Peter was just a poor ploughman’s son. ‘But, my dear!’ said the queen. ‘People will make fun of us because he is not a real prince.’ ‘Fiddlesticks!’ replied the king. ‘We’ll make him into the finest prince you ever did see!’ But the old queen was right… On the day of the wedding, Peter was dressed up in the finest clothes, trimmed with gold and fur. But when he looked in the magic mirror, do you know what he saw? Instead of
rate.’ So they put up a notice offering a thousand gold pieces to anyone who could help. And from the length and breadth of the land came doctors offering their services, but it was all no use. One eminent doctor had a lotion which he said King Herbert must rub on his head before going to bed, but King Herbert drank it all on the first night, and was very ill. So a second eminent doctor produced a powder to cure the illness caused by the first doctor, but King Herbert put a match to it,
the town and off to the moors where the wild horses roamed. But when he saw the other wild horses, they were all so big and wild that he was afraid they would trample him to crumbs without even noticing he was there. Just then he came upon a mouse who was groaning to himself under a stone. ‘What’s the matter with you?’ asked the cake-horse. ‘Oh,’ said the mouse, ‘I ran away from my home in the town, and came up here where there is nothing to eat, and now I’m dying of hunger and too weak to
shall never be truly happy again, for I shall never be able to eat any more of that purple fruit!’ There was no going back, however, and eventually they returned him to his own country. There he made his way home at long last. When he got there, he found it had all changed from his dreams, for he had been away so long that his children had grown up, and the pretty young wife that he had left behind had grown old with work and care. Nevertheless, he took her in his arms, and said: ‘Why! I am as
therefore the best raindrop in the whole sky.’ The first raindrop replied: ‘Let us settle this matter once and for all.’ So they asked a third raindrop to decide between them. But the third raindrop said: ‘What nonsense you’re both talking! You may be a big raindrop, and you are certainly well-shaped, but, as everybody knows, it’s purity that really counts, and I am purer than either of you. I am therefore the best raindrop in the whole sky!’ Well, before either of the other raindrops could