Unfortunately for the prince, the girl’s father was extremely protective over his daughter.  One morning when the prince had gone back to his palace – after the two had spent the entire evening gazing up at the stars, in love – the girl’s father approached her and said:  “You are much too young to be frolicking around all day with a man.  You shall stop seeing him this instant.”

Upset, Marie shook her head. “I am in love, dear father.  I cannot, and will not, stop seeing him,” she replied.

Marie’s father was not pleased with her response and decided to take action.  He remembered that there was a witch that lived in the woods just beyond the creek; and so, he decided to lend her a visit.

Marie and the Orange Fish: witch's house