The Flying Prince

Prince Rashar saw a parrot land on the tree above him.
Prince Rashar saw a parrot land on the tree above him.
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Prince Rashar spent his days riding alone across his kingdom. One morning, he entered a strange forest.

A parrot landed on a tree above him.

"Who are you?" asked the parrot.

"I am Prince Rashar," said the prince. "You can talk?"

"Saledra gave me this power," the parrot replied. "She wished for someone to talk to."

"Who is Saledra?" asked the prince.

"Saledra is a beautiful and kind princess," said the parrot. "She is also very lonely."

"I would like to meet this princess," said the prince.

"You can't," said the bird. "She lives too far away."

Prince Rashar hoped his luck would lead him to the princess. He decided to keep riding. Soon it became dark. The prince spotted a campfire. He had entered a trolls' camp. He saw four trolls who were fighting.

The trolls told the prince they found magical items in the ground.
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"What is the trouble?" asked the prince.

"We were digging for mushrooms," said the first troll. "We found these magical things instead. Let us show you."

"This rug flies anywhere you wish," said the second.

"This bag grants wishes," said the third troll.

"This rope wraps up what it touches," said the fourth.

The trolls fought over who should get the treasures. Prince Rashar quickly came up with a plan. "I will shoot an arrow," he said. "Whoever brings it back keeps everything."

The prince used the magic rug to search for Princess Saledra.
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The prince shot an arrow. The greedy trolls took off to find it. He placed the bag and the rope on the rug. He sat on the rug and said, "Take me to Princess Saledra."

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