by Deny Darma
One night…a small basket with a baby
girl was placed in front of the palace gate. The baby was crying and woke
the people up. They looked around the yard and found a small basket in the
front of the gate. They took it into the queen’s room and she was very
surprised and happy to see a baby girl in the basket. She asked the
servant to keep the baby in the guest bedroom and prepared the equipment
for the baby.
The Queen's name was Ariella and the King's name was Raymond. They have three sons: Ryan, Hubert, and Derwin. Queen Ariella had no daughters and so she planned to adopt the baby as her daughter with King Raymond’s agreement. They gave a nice name to the baby. They called her Candy Clara.
The following morning when the people at the palace awoke, they went to the baby's room and saw that the baby was sleeping like a little angel. She had curly yellow hair with skin as white as snow in the winter. Queen Ariella was amazed and loved her and so she told her sons that the baby would be adopted by the family. "She will be your little sister and her name is Candy Clara."
The news of the baby’s adoption quickly became known by the citizens. They were all surprised, but were happy to hear it since they all knew that the King and Queen had no daughter. The news was heard in a small village near the sea and in one hut, a couple of parents read and were surprised, but happy to hear news because the baby in the palace was theirs!!
Actually, Candy was the fisherman's child and
she had one sister and one brother.
The parents thought that they couldn’t give a good life for Candy because they were poor, so they took Candy and left her in front of the palace gates.
A few years later, Candy grew into a beautiful lady and all of the citizens loved her. She was a kind lady and the princes (Ryan, Hubert, Derwin) also loved her. They usually asked Candy to play with them and Candy was happy.
One night, when the people at the palace were sleeping, a couple of thieves (a man and a woman) broke into the palace to steal the household furnishings. As they were about to leave the palace, the overseer caught them and took them to the palace prison.
The next morning, King Raymond was very angry and ask the guards to cut off their heads.
Queen Ariella, Princess Candy and the Princes were startled.
The news about the beheading from the King reached the fisherman and his wife and they were startled when they realized that the prisoners who the King want to killed were their own son and daughter! Immediately, they ran to the palace and found that they were preparing to cut their heads. The parents looked around and found Princess Candy crying and shouted to her: "Princess Candy! The man and woman that the King wants to kill are your brother and sister. You are our daughter! We placed you in front of the palace gate one night ago!"
The Queen was angry and demanded the guards to place them before her in the palace yard to explain their words.
The fisherman and his wife explained to the King and the Queen, and insisted they were telling the truth. Princess Candy cried and was moved. She asked the King not to kill the thieves because they were her brother and her sister.
The King said to the thieves: "You are lucky!! Because you are my
daughter's brother and sister, I can forgive for you!"
And so… the beheading was cancelled and the King invited the fisherman and his family to have lunch with them. Candy was happy beside her real family.
She asked them, "Why did you throw me away?"
They explained that they didn't mean to throw her away. Because they were living under hard situations, they were forced to give her up. They asked forgiveness from Candy, who understood and forgave them.
But Princess Candy had one request. She wanted the King and Queen to
allow her parents and brother and sister to live in the palace. The King
and Queen agreed to her requests and the princes also allowed them.
Finally, Candy lived with her real family and King Raymond's family and they all lived happily ever after.
©(2000) Deny Darma