Once upon a time there was young lady on her way down a long dirt lane, for she had received the invitation of a lifetime and she was ready for adventure! She came to a bridge that crossed a brook and was shocked when a troll blocked her way.
“Where do you think you are going young lady?” said the troll who had big bushy eyebrows and huge eyes as round as saucers.
“Well to the other side of course, where else would I be going?” Rosalie boldly replied as she stared down at him with a frown.
“Now if you would kindly move aside , for I really have no time to waste. ”
Just as those words left her lips a large white rabbit came hopping down the road and onto the bridge. “I’m late, I’m late!” was his cry.
The young lady was speechless and the troll didn’t know what to think as he watched the large rabbit cross the bridge.
Seeing her chance Rosalie followed the rabbit as the troll just stood there scratching his head. What was happening? He now saw a Cheshire cat riding on the back of a turtle coming his way.
Once they all crossed the bridge and were out of sight the troll was still standing there in disbelief at all that had happened.
I really must stop drinking coffee, its causing me some strange visions, he thought to himself as he went back under the bridge to take a long nap.
After crossing the bridge the white rabbit, cat and turtle went one way and the young lady went another. No time was there for words, for they were all in a hurry and must not be late.
Rosalie saw the house just up ahead. It was so very tiny she had almost missed it. She knocked on the door and much to her surprise, it was opened by a little dormouse. “May I help you Miss?”
“I am here to see Thumbelina please, is she ready to go? ”
“I will check on her, please come in.”
Rosalie didn’t want to be rude, but she wasn’t quite sure how she would fit inside the door, for it was so very small.
“No Thank you, I will wait out here.” she replied, and the dormouse nodded his head as he shut the door.
While waiting she heard a boy yell. She looked to see what where the boy was and what was wrong, just as Thumbelina was coming out the door.
“Where is that boy who is yelling, what do you think is wrong?”asked Rosalie.
“Oh no worries, that’s just Jack, he must be practicing jumping over a candlestick again. He needs to learn not to light it. Shall we be on our way?”
Rosalie had to smile as she shook her head, she remembered reading about Jack. “Yes, lets go, for we don’t want to be late!”
They walked a little way down the road when they passed the most strange looking house that Rosalie had ever seen. It was shaped like a shoe!
Farther down the road they went and they were enjoying a nice conversation when a piercing scream ran through the air.
They both turned to see a a young girl running to a house. Thumbelina started to laugh. “All is okay, its only little Miss. Muffet. ”
Rosalie was so enjoying herself, it had already been quite the adventure, and she hadn’t even reached her destination yet.
On they continued down the road chatting again. This time about their sweet friend Mary, wondering how she made her garden grow.
Over the hill they went and almost got run down by horses! Their hearts were beating madly as six white horses raced past.
When Thumbelina caught her breath she exclaimed, “I guess that is what the town has all been abuzz about. They said she would be riding six, white horses when she comes. ”
Rosalie was still catching her breath when she saw it just ahead.
“There it is!” , she shouted. ” We made it!”
“It looks amazing!” Rosalie said in awe.
She still couldn’t believe that she had been fortunate enough to have been invited to the royal wedding. Cinderella had found her Prince! It would be a wedding to remember for sure!
“Thumbelina, isn’t this so…”
Where was Thumbelina? She had just been standing right by her. She looked around at the guests who were gathered at the gate and then Rosalie spied her and had to smile. Thumbelina had found her love, Tom Thumb.
Rosalie smiled, she had a feeling that she knew whose fairy tale wedding would be next.