Sex of Love
upon a time there was a beautiful princess living in a fabulous
castle. A prince has heard of her and travelled all the way to
her with all his retinue and many precious gifts in order to win
He came to see her and told her everything about
himself and his intentions but she only smiled.
The next day
he heard the servants talk that the princess only longed for
beautiful women and he was very disappointed.
and thinking which sense his visit may yet have the princess saw
him and because she could read his mind she said: "My dear
prince, why are you so discouraged? Of course I will give you my
love because it knows no sex. But my desire will not be
satisfied by your gifts."
Now the prince was happy
because she wanted to give him her love and new hope stirred in
his breast to try it with other gifts. All his presents he
showed to her, the flowers in most beautiful colours, the
sweetest drops of oranges, the smells of lavender and the velvet
of the butterflies´ wings and, finally the leafs of tender
endives. The princess smiled and asked him to follow:
garden she had even more beautiful flowers, her oranges were
incomparably sweet and her lavender smelled even more intense
and her butterflies´ wings were so velvety and vulnerable
that they could not be topped.
Now the prince, certain of her
love but sad, left away.
SHE HAD NO ENDIVES.
to me, I do not lie. You will see.