One fine morning, a young princess took a walk by herself into the wood. There she came to a cool spring of water. She sat herself down to take a rest for a while. Then she took out a golden ball, her favorite plaything.
As always, she tossed it up into the air and caught it again as it fell. After some times, she threw it up so high that she missed catching it when it fell. The ball bounded away, rolled along the ground and fell into the spring. The spring was so deep that the princess couldn’t take her ball back. Sadly she said,” If I could get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything I have.”
While she was speaking, a frog put its head out of the water and said,” Princess, I don’t want your pearls, jewels and fine clothes. But if you will love and let me live with you, and eat off from your plate, and sleep upon your bed, I will bring you your ball again.” Thinking that the frog would never be able to get out of the spring, the princess agreed. The frog dived, and after a little while it came up again with the ball in its mouth. Being so overjoyed, the princess took the ball, ran home and forgot the frog behind her.
In the evening, when the princess had sat down for dinner, something knocked the door and called the princess. The princess ran to the door, opened it and found the frog in front of the door. She was frightened and shut the door quickly and ran back to the dining room. The king, her father, saw it and asked her. Then she told her father what happened in the forest that morning. The king knew that her daughter had given word to the frog, so he asked her to keep her word and let him in. She did so and let the frog in. After finishing their dinner, the frog asked her to bring him and put him on her pillow and let him slept at night. The princess did so. When the morning came, the frog hopped out of the bed and went out.
The princess was happy seeing him go away. But she was wrong. In the evening the frog arrived once more and did the same thing as the night before. And so was in the third night. But when the princess awoke on the following morning, she was astonished to see a handsome prince instead of the frog, gazing on her.
He told her that he was actually a prince. An evil witch cursed him into the frog. The spell would be broken if only he met a girl that loved him. The prince then asked her to marry him. The princess agreed.
So, the prince brought her to his kingdom to have a special wedding party. They loved each other and lived happily ever after.