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Escape from the Enchanted Tree

Escape from the Enchanted Tree

( Written by Sherry Tanquary )

March 20th, 2008

dedicated to sierra and jasmin bohn


             Once upon a very long time, there lived two beautiful twin

sister princesses. Though they were twins and loved each other

deeply and connected, they were very very different. Their beauty

was very different as well. One was full of light , laughter, and

enjoyment. She glowed with happiness and joy. The other was

warm , compassionate and graceful. She gleemed with radiance

and peace. The whole kingdom adored them so much.

The sisters had two very jealous brother. The brothers often

feared their sisters, as well. They wanted to rule the kingdom and

the love for the sisters got in their way. They plotted and vowed

revenge and to steal all the qualities beauty compassion light ,

that the sisters possessed

On a sunny afternoon they waited for the early evening under

cover of sundown, and lure the sisters into a dark lonely forest. In

the forest was this large crooked lonely, twisted and enchanted

tree. They convinced the sister of light to follow them under the

guise of hunting and flower picking for her sister of peace.

The sister of peace had over heard her two brothers conspiring

together and immediately snuck through a secret hallway that led

to her sisters room to warn her and flee into the kingdom but it

was too late .She could feel her sisters fear and loneliness and

pain and betrayal from her brothers scandalous actions and she

longed to save her.

She decided she would hide in a secret chamber , that her sister

and her would often secretly play in and wait out the night . She

planned to follow her brothers into the forest when they go

hunting and riding and when they got far enough away she would

slip to her sisters prison and rescue her. Because; they were twins

they could feel each others presence ,so she could feel the

direction she needed to go.

Early morning, at the break of dawn the brothers began to ride

off. She made sure to stay far enough away as to not be seen.

Once into the forest she followed for a while listening to them

boast about the tree and that they hoped to capture and trap her

as well. They could not help but brag about the spell they got from

a dark witch fairy in another kingdom that was close to theirs for

payment as royal advisor to them when they are named kings.

They intended to over throthe neighboring kingdom and rule

both separately.

She heard the verse to the spell n their conversation which made

her feel confident in her sisters rescue. She began heading in her

sisters pull tirelessly and determined as she got closer. Tears

began to fall down her cheek. She was weary. She felt she would

never make it. A few yards longer she started seeing the tops of

this crooked tree. She ran faster until she arrived and placed her

tear soaked cheeks to the trunk and whispered only by the

whisper of family love and only by the light of hope can the tree of

enchantment free the light.

Nothing seemed to happen and she was frightened she spoke the

 wrong words, but as the sun began to shine down from out of a

cloud she could hear the trunk opening and withering to the

ground . The roots began to shrink by half and she could see her

beloved sister. She was week but she was thrilled and relieved to

be released from the enchanted tree. She regaled her sister of the

 frightening tale of how her brothers forced her in the tree and

how she begged deaf ears filled with jealousy rage and greed.

They decided to wait there till the beginning of sundown just

before their brothers sat down for dinner and headed to their

chambers for sleep. As they entered the castle they snuck into the

kitchen , and secretly placed a sleeping powder into their wine.

It only took a few minutes before the brothers started feeling the

powder and headed to their bed chambers.

As they laid down and fell into a deep sleep the sisters ordered

the guards to place them in prison and lock them in shackles to keep them from trying to escape.

In the morning the brothers awoke startled and angry to find

themselves in their predicament . The guards went to the sisters

in the throne room and advised the sisters they were awake. The

sisters had them brought to them. There the sisters peacefully

and compassionately let them know the charges for what they had

done is death. However, they would be given the choice to either

placed in exile on top of an enchanted mountain guarded by a

magical dragon that would circle them on a daily basis untill they

reached the age of 99 or till they died, or they could be placed on

a deserted island where a volcano bubbled and oozed lava into the

sea .

They wanted the brothers to see the compassion that the brothers

would not show them. They chose the island .There also the witch

fairy was cast into the lava to fuel the constant liquid light never

to curse anyone else with her treasonous spells.


The sisters soon married fine and wonderful princes of

neighboring kingdoms promising hope and peace and love.

As sister queens they ruled and lived happily ever after.

Author's Notes:
I wrote this for nieces when they were young. They are twins only born five minutes apart. They also have two brothers , lol 
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