His oldest two sons tried, one year after the other, but fell asleep near midnight. The king was very angry with his older sons, but the Young Prince forgave them, saying that God would punish them. Prâslea the Brave and the Golden Apples From: Romania Earliest Appearance: Collected by Petre Ispirescu in Legende sau basmele românilor. There, the Young Prince found out that his brothers had married the two older princesses and that the younger princess didn't want to marry anyone except the one who could bring her a gold distaff and spindle, that could spin by itself, and the gold hen with its gold chicks. His brothers took the princesses to their father's kingdom and married the older sisters. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. At the end of the garden sat an apple tree whose fruits bore golden apples, and from the time of its beginning, the emperor had not been able to eat it’s ripe apples, because, after seeing them bloom and grown, someone in the dark of night would steal them away just as they would ripen. 4 0 obj endobj Spring finally arrives, and the tree blossomed more beautiful than ever. <> ��z�d�;����. The Brave Young Prince and the Golden Apples (Praslea cel voinic si merele de aur - varianta in engleza) The video recording in Romanian can be watched here: The Brave Young Prince and the Golden Apples. 2015-08-11 - Prâslea The Brave and the Golden Apples on Behance. Best Known Version: Well, the Ispirescu version of course. Finally, he wounded the apple thief, who ran away, leaving a trail of blood behind him. As the skies lightened a bit, Praslea picked a few apples from the tree, put them on a platter of gold and brought them to his father. The story has been dramatised by the students from grade 5 C from. It was then that he discovered that the apples were gone. coordinated by prof. Elena Calincan. 1 0 obj Such a garden has not been seen until then around those lands. The video recording in Romanian can be watched here: The story tells us about a king who had three sons and an enchanted tree that made golden apples. ( Log Out /  Thus we they had done. Then the king’s youngest son said: – Father, it is finally time; I’m going to take my chance at standing guard. The Brave Youngest Son and The Golden ApplesOnce there was a strong king, who had a tree which made golden apples. 3 0 obj . The next year, the youngest son, Prâslea, tried. The next morning, the Young Prince brought some golden apples to his father, the king, and aked for permission to follow the thief and catch him. This mean that I have to take some creative licence in interpreting what certain sentences or words will mean within the cultural context of the English language. It a longer tale which is standard for basme (fairytales) in Romania, and will require more work on my part to translate and illustrate because it provides a larger narrative with different important scenes that could be illustrated. But how were they to drop themselves into the pit? Have you not heard what your brothers describe? The eldest brothers then schemed among themselves and said: –  “Let us wait and see if he will have any success, and then whether good or bad, we will cut him loose, so that we may rid ourselves of his like that brings us shame”. The Emperor had never felt greater joy as the moment when he saw the mass of golden apples he had wished to taste, sitting in front of him. As evening fell, he went, taking his books to read, two spears, a bow and quiver full with arrows with him. x��َ���]����C`�b�`�@$+�8�}�����bw�Ύd�s�%骾��M����f���U��P���_߼�����x��������) On the night before the apples were ripe, the Young Prince found a way to stay awake all night and, when he heard some movement around the tree, used his bow and arrow to catch the thief. It a longer tale which is standard for basme (fairytales) in Romania, and will require more work on my part to translate and illustrate because it provides a larger narrative with different important scenes that could be illustrated. They began to follow the trail of blood and traveled, and traveled some more till they reached barren land, from there they continued till they reached a wide bottomless pit, where the trail went cold. He selected a guarding place in a corner beside the tree, then he knocked sticks into the ground and sat between them, one in the front and one in the back, so that if sleep is to fall upon him and he should fall forward he will hit one with his chin, and should he fall backwards he will hit the other with his hind neck. the Emperor said. The story of Praslea and the Golden Apples is a classic Romanian Basm (Fairytale) that would be often be read or recited to children before bed. %���� %PDF-1.5 Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Young Prince asked his father to let him try his luck to catch the thief before cutting the tree. Here, after a difficult and long fight, the Young Prince defeated the third dragon and turned his castle into a golden apple. So, the three princes went out in the garden to try their bows and arrows and each sent an arrow into the sky. Drawing. – But, he said, when I tug on the rope, pull me up! Școala Gimnaziala „Vasile Alecsandri” Baia Mare, –           “My dear boy,” said his father, “so many brave people have guarded it to no avail. ( Log Out /  Translating “The Old man and the Giant Radish” gave me a good understanding of the different creative problems I need to solve with the rest of the stories, but it also made it clear that I could accomplish this task. There, he found a copper palace, where a princess lived, and she told him that there were three dragons who kidnapped her and her sisters from her father's kingdom and wanted to marry them. endobj There must be magic afoot. The story of Praslea and the Golden Apples is a classic Romanian Basm (Fairytale) that would be often be read or recited to children before bed. The time had come, and the apples began to ripen once more; then his middle son kept watch, but fated much the same as his eldest brother. After the eldest brother, the middle brother did as his brother, yet dropped slightly lower. The king buried his sons and after that the Young Prince married the young princess and they lived happily ever after. Aug 11, 2015 - Prâslea The Brave and the Golden Apples on Behance. stream ~)5yq���6��V��g��� �����*�]�;�3���yl6O��������z�⭡��t5BW���ќA����) Aug 11, 2015 - Prâslea The Brave and the Golden Apples on Behance. – For me it would not be such great shame, ‘he said; because not only am I younger, but neither am I promising to catch any of the thieves, rather I just want a chance to try and keep guard. Explore. Prâslea the Brave and the Golden Apples is a Romanian fairy tale collected by Petre Ispirescu in Legende sau basmele românilor. – “Now it is my turn to drop into the pit”, said Praslea, seeing his eldest brothers are kneeling; “when I shake the rope you are to drop me lower, and after you see that the rope does not go down the valley, place guards on the rope, and when you see rope move to hit the edges of the pit, pull it out!”. The emperor was persuaded leave the tree uncut yet another year. The emperor’s son then took leave and prepared to keep watch for an entire week under the stars, keeping watch at night and resting during the day. talked to the  king's silversmith to help him and he took the objects out of the gold apple he had saved in his pocket. Praslea arrived in the other realm, looked about with nervousness, and with great wonder he saw many things changed; the earth, flowers, and the trees. – Get away from here fool! As soon as the next day he spoke to his brothers to ride together to capture the villan.

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