Beauty and the Beast Story

Kisah Dongeng Beauty and The Beast berasal dari Perancis dan tulis oleh Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve pada tahun 1740. Dongeng ini kemudian dijadikan film animasi oleh Disney dan menjadikan dongeng ini sangat mendunia. Mari kita baca cerita Beauty and The Beast ini selengkapnya hanya di Kumpulan Dongeng Anak.

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Beauty and the Beast
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Once upon a time for a merchant set off for market, he asked each of his three daughters what she’d like as a present on his return. The first daughter needed a brocade dress, the next a pearl necklace, but the next, whose name was Beauty, the youngest, prettiest and sweetest of them all, said to her dad:

“All I’d like is a rose you’ve picked specially for me!”

Beauty and the beastWhen the merchant had finished his business, he set off to home. But a sudden storm blew up, and his horse could hardly make headway in the howling gale. Cold and weary, the retailer had lost all hope of reaching an inn if he suddenly noticed a bright light shining at the center of a timber. As he drew close, he noticed that it was a castle, bathed in light.

“I hope I’ll find shelter there for the night,” he said to himself. After he reached the doorway, he saw it was open, although he shouted, nobody came to greet him. Plucking up courage, he went inside, still calling out to draw attention. On a table in the main hall, a splendid dinner lay already served. The retailer lingered, still shouting for the person who owns the castle. But no one
Came, and thus the starving merchant sat down to a hearty meal.

Overcome by curiosity, he ventured upstairs, where the corridor led to magnificent rooms and halls. A fire crackled in the very first room and a soft bed looked very inviting. It was now late, and the merchant could not resist. He lay down on the bed and fell fast asleep. When he woke next morning, an unknown hand had put a mug of steaming coffee and a fruit with his bedside.

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The retailer had breakfast and after up himself, went downstairs to thank his generous host. However, as on the day before, there was no one in sight. Shaking his head in wonder at the strangeness of it all, he moved towards the garden where he had left his horse, tethered to a tree. Unexpectedly, a large rose bush caught his attention.

Remembering his promise to Beauty, he bent down to pick a rose. Instantly, from this rose garden, sprang a dreadful beast, wearing splendid clothes. Trembling with fear, the retailer fell on his knees before the Beast.

“Forgive me! Forgive me! Don’t kill me! I promised to bring her back a rose from my journey!” The Beast dropped the paw it’d clamped on the unhappy merchant.

“I shall spare your life, but on one condition, that you bring me your daughter!” The terror-stricken merchant, faced with certain death if he did not obey, promised that he would do this. When he reached home in tears, his three daughters ran to greet him. After he had told them of his horrible experience, Beauty place his mind at rest immediately.

Don’t worry, you’ll be able to keep your promise and save your life! The retailer hugged his daughter.

“I never did doubt your love for me. For the moment I can only thank you for saving my life.” So Beauty has been directed to the castle. The Beast, however, had quite an unexpected greeting for your woman. Rather than menacing doom as it had done with her father, it was surprisingly pleasant.

Initially, Beauty was frightened of the Beast, and shuddered at the sight of it. Then she discovered that, in spite of the creature’s awful head, her horror of it was gradually fading as time went by. She had one of the best rooms at the Castle, and sat for hours, embroidering facing the fire. And the Beast would sit, for hours on end, just a brief distance away, silently gazing at her. Then it began to say a couple of kind words, till in the end, Beauty was amazed to find that she was really enjoying its conversation. The days passed, and Beauty and the Beast became good pals. Then 1 day, the Beast asked the woman to be his wife.

Taken by surprise, Beauty did not know what to say. Marry such an ugly monster? She’d rather die! But she did not need to hurt the feelings of a person who, after all, was kind to her. And she remembered too that she owed it her own life as well as her father’s.

“I really can’t say yes,” she began shakily. “I’d so much like to…” The Beast interrupted her with an abrupt gesture.

And I’m not offended by your refusal!” Life went on as usual, and nothing further was said. 1 day, the Beast introduced Beauty using a stunning magic mirror. When Beauty peeped into it, she could see her loved ones, far away.

“You won’t feel so lonely now,” were the words which accompanied the gift. Beauty stared for hours in her distant family. Then she started to feel stressed. 1 day, the Beast found her crying beside the magical mirror.

He asked, kindly as always.

Oh, how I wish I could see him again, before it’s too late!” However, the Beast only shook its head.

“No! You will never leave this castle!” And off it stalked in a rage. However, somewhat later, it returned and spoke solemnly to the girl.

“If you swear that you will return here in seven days time, I’ll let you go and visit your father!” Beauty threw herself at the Beast’s feet in pleasure.

“I swear! I swear I will! How kind you are! You’ve made a loving daughter so happy!” In reality, the retailer had fallen sick from a broken heart at understanding his daughter was being kept prisoner. After he embraced her again, he was soon on the path to recovery. Beauty stayed beside him for hours on end, describing her life at the Castle, and explaining that the Beast was actually
Good and type. The days flashed past, and at last the retailer was able to leave his bed. He was completely well again. Beauty was happy at last. However, she had failed to notice that seven days had gone by.

Then one night she woke from a horrible nightmare. She had dreamt that the Beast was dying and calling for her, twisting in agony.

“Come back! Come back to me!” It had been pleading. The solemn promise she had made drove her to leave home immediately.

“Hurry! Hurry, good horse!” She said, whipping her steed onwards towards the castle, afraid that she might arrive too late. She hurried up the stairs, calling, but there was no reply. Her heart in her mouth, Beauty hurried into the backyard and there crouched the Beast, its eyes shut, as though dead. Beauty threw herself at it and hugged it tightly.

“Don’t die! Don’t die! I’ll marry you …” At these words, a miracle happened. The Beast’s ugly snout turned magically into the surface of a handsome young guy.

“How I’ve been longing for this moment!” He said. “I was suffering in silence, and couldn’t tell my frightful secret. An evil witch turned me into a monster and only the love of a maiden willing to accept me as I was, could transform me back into my real self. My dearest! I’ll be so happy if you’ll marry me.”

The wedding took place soon after and, from that day on, the young Prince would have nothing but roses in his gardens. And that’s why, to this day, the castle is called the Castle of the Rose.

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