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.