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Beauty and the Beast
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Visits Beauty and the Beast
With all my love,
~ Christmas 2015 ~
One sunny day
was strolling through a park in
red roses were blooming around her. The roses reminded
of the story
once read to
The story was about a
handsome prince who was turned into an ugly Beast because he was so mean
While gazing at one rose,
instantly found herself inside a mysterious castle courtyard. From a
could see Beauty pick a lovely rose
Suddenly, a frightening voice
roared loudly, “Beauty, I will punish you for stealing that rose from my
garden. You must now stay in my castle forever!”
A huge Beast appeared and
ordered Beauty to be locked in the highest tower. It was an elegant room
filled with gowns and treasures fit for a queen. “I’m so sad,” wept
Beauty. “I will never see my family again!”
heard Beauty crying and in a
snap was in the tower room next to Beauty.
whispered, “Do not cry, Beauty.
I am your friend and will help you find true happiness.”
That evening, the Beast asked
Beauty to join him for dinner.
told Beauty to accept the Beast’s kind offer, and she did. At dinner Beauty
was so unhappy she said, “You are so ugly that I cannot eat.”
Outraged by her ungratefulness,
the Beast raised his giant claws and stomped away in anger.
told her to be kind to others. So
suggested to Beauty to make friends with the Beast.
Beauty agreed, saying, “I have
an idea. I will join the Beast in the garden and read stories to him.”
In time Beauty and the Beast
became very good friends. One day the Beast allowed Beauty to see her
family through a magic mirror. Tears came to the eyes of the homesick
Beauty. The Beast could not bear to see Beauty so unhappy and immediately
sent her home on a mighty stallion. Beauty was very glad to be home again.
came to visit Beauty.
brought the magic mirror and said, “Beauty, the Beast is dying and only you
can save him.”
Beauty gasped when she saw the
sick Beast and cried out, “I cannot allow the Beast to die. I must go to
Beauty left her home and raced
toward the castle on the mighty stallion. All the forest animals watched,
hoping Beauty would arrive in time to save the Beast. Beauty entered the
castle gates and found the Beast lying limp and motionless in the garden.
Beauty held the dying Beast in
her arms. She touched her lips against his and whispered, “Please do not
die, my Beast. I love you.”
Magically, the Beast faded away
and a handsome prince appeared in his place.
cheered, “Hooray! Hooray! Beauty, you broke the magic spell.”
The happy couple said, “Chrissy,
thanks to you we have found true happiness. Please stay with us forever.”
replied, “I promise to visit you again, but I must return to my home in
waved good-bye she thought, “I can’t wait to tell
about my adventure with Beauty and the Beast.”
~ ~ ~
Christine Elizabeth Matthews
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